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Filter Is Hiring a Deputy Editor

Since launching in September 2018, Filter has greatly expanded in scope and readership, establishing itself as the leading dedicated venue…

September 18, 2020

Vermont Prosecutor Becomes Second in Nation to Stop Seeking Cash Bail

The top prosecutor of Chittenden County (Burlington), Vermont is ending a policy that she says is a form of modern…

September 17, 2020

Majority of Surveyed Doctors Misattribute Tobacco Harms to Nicotine

Government fearmongering and crackdowns on nicotine vaping products have likely contributed to widespread ignorance about the difference between the harms…

September 15, 2020

Study: Police Violence Steals Millennia From Black Men’s Lives

The terror imposed on Black, Indigenous and other communities by the police is hard to quantify. Some measure it by…

September 15, 2020

A 10-Minute Training Can Eliminate Fentanyl Myths Among First Responders

The myth that fentanyl can cause an overdose through simple skin contact has been peddled by law enforcement trainers and…

September 3, 2020

NYPD Reports Eight-Fold Increase in Use of Force for “Crowd Control” During Floyd Uprising

In the late spring and early summer, New York City, like the rest of the country, saw unprecedented mass protest…

September 1, 2020

Rezoning City Land Into Campgrounds? Emergency Homelessness Proposals Amid COVID-19

When it comes reducing the risks and harms of COVID-19 faced by unhoused people, public health and human rights officials…

September 1, 2020

Despite Fentanyl’s Ubiquity, Test Strips Can Still Empower Drug Users

As the presence of illicit fentanyl has reached near-ubiquity in many North American heroin supplies, some harm reductionists have questioned…

August 25, 2020

Rx Opioid Users Have More Labor Rights Than Heroin Users

In the United States, access to disability accommodations and protections are not guaranteed to all employees with opioid use disorders.…

August 17, 2020

Study: Overdose Deaths Stratified Among Latinx People

At first glance, national data suggest that Latinx people are suffering fewer fatal overdoses compared to other racial groups. Upon…

August 12, 2020