Claire Zagorski

    Claire is a paramedic and harm reductionist supporting overdose response programming and research at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s PhARM Program. She uses her background in chemistry to study drug supply contamination, and is currently completing graduate work in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She lives in Austin, Texas.

    An Opioid Vaccine Is Not the Answer

    In 1974, scientists at the University of Chicago immunized a rhesus monkey against morphine. ...

    Let’s Examine the Astroworld Syringe-Wielding Assailant Rumor

    On November 5, at the Astroworld festival in Houston, at least eight people were ...

    Health Care Workers Need to Be Watching the Splintering Drug Supply

    In the summer of 2016, the synthetic cannabinoid “K2” burst into the drug landscape ...

    A Guide to Fentanyl Touch Overdoses, Which Do Not Exist

    Once as a paramedic student, I accidentally sprayed fentanyl in my face. It was ...

    The Pernicious Myth of Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis

    A recent Washington Post piece on the ever-worsening increase in drug poisoning deaths has ...

    The Naloxone Arms Race Is Headed Nowhere Good

    In elementary school, my best friend Celina wanted to be a doctor when she ...