Christopher Moraff

Massive Philly Cocaine Bust Is Yet Another Action With Collateral Damage

Customs officials in Philadelphia made an unexpected discovery on June 18 during a routine inspection of a cargo ship arriving…

8 months

Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

9 months

A Bloody Week Shows the Drug War’s Continuous Violent Ripple Effect

More than 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, seven fatally, in what has become a grim Memorial Day…

9 months

How Technology Is Rapidly Advancing Overdose-Resistant Bathrooms

As the US harm reduction community grapples with the legal, cultural and political challenges to implementing the nation’s first legal…

9 months

New “Generic” Naloxone: Expect More Big-Pharma Sleight of Hand

It's been less than two weeks since the US Department of Justice joined a string of lawsuits against Indivior—the maker…

10 months

The Study of “Synthetic Cannabinoids” Condemns Punitive Marijuana Laws

On April 2, at the invitation of Alex J. Krotulski, a research scientist with the Center for Forensic Science Research…

10 months

“Tranq Dope”—The Heroin Combo That’s Been Putting Philly to Sleep

Last May, as physicians, drug users and harm reduction workers grappled with a new and perplexing arrival in Philadelphia’s rapidly…

11 months

“Addicted to the War on Drugs” Is Right, Despite the Rhetoric

A friend from Colorado once expressed shock during her first visit to Philadelphia, which included a drive through North Philly.…

11 months

How a Paraplegic Drug User Became a Victim of Involuntary Commitment

Barely a day passes on my beat without my meeting someone with a harrowing story about the impact of zero-tolerance…

12 months

Feds Take First Formal Swing at Stopping Supervised Consumption Space

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania launched a preemptive strike February 6 against what the harm…

1 year