Doug Johnson

    Doug is a writer, editor and journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Undark Magazine, New Scientist and Hakai, among others. He lives in Alberta, Canada.

    Project to Set Up 100 Harm Reduction “Vending Machines” Across Canada

    Vending machines are increasingly being deployed to distribute harm reduction supplies in North America. ...

    As Decriminalization Begins in British Columbia, Activists Watch Warily

    British Columbia has officially become the first first province in Canada to decriminalize possession ...

    New Jersey’s Plan to Offer Free Naloxone for All at Pharmacies

    Getting naloxone should be about to get much easier in New Jersey. Governor Phil ...

    Heroin Nasal Spray Increases Harm Reduction Options in Switzerland

    Back in the 1990s, Switzerland pioneered heroin-assisted treatment—successfully addressing HIV and overdose crises by ...

    Lack of Person-Centered Research Impedes Rural Access to OUD Meds

    Across the United States, people face many barriers to accessing medications for opioid use ...

    Hurricane Maria Flagged Post-Disaster Drug Harm Reduction Needs

    Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters that the United States—and in ...

    Alberta’s New Premier Could Be Even More Anti-Harm Reduction

    The new premier of Alberta, Canada, is offering a similar drug policy approach to ...

    The Barriers to PrEP Uptake Among People Who Inject Drugs

    Since 2012, medications designed to protect people from contracting HIV have been hard at ...

    The Prospects for TNX-1300, a Drug to Reverse Cocaine Overamps

    Amid the overdose crisis, the bulk of national attention lies on opioids like fentanyl. ...