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US Finally Condemns and Sanctions Philippines Drug Warriors

Philippines officials involved in the country's bloody drug war and a subsequent crackdown on opposition are finally facing official condemnation…

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Trump’s New Criminal Justice Commission Threatens Reform Wins

Some of the wins of the criminal justice reform movement will be scrutinized in 2020—and likely threatened—by a new presidential…

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Will Research Cannabis Be Freed in 2020?

In August 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced movement on its policy limiting US-based research cannabis cultivation solely to the…

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Opportunities and Limits of New Federal Funding for Stimulant Responses

As the federal government pours billions of dollars into state-level responses to opioid use disorders and opioid-involved overdoses, the tide…

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Rikers Body Scanners Risk Jailed New Yorkers’ Health

Machines that were once prohibited from being used in New York jails were rolled out at the infamous Rikers Island…

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DA Candidate Plans to Abolish NYC’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor

“Perhaps no one and nothing else in New York City better represents the worst history of the War on Drugs…

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How Can Pediatricians Become Harm Reductionists?

Draconian drug policies have often been made in the name of the health of youth, yet harm reduction centers, like…

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Southerners With Substance Use Disorders Wrongly Denied Disability Insurance

Staff confusion and incompetence seem to be responsible for the wrongful denial of disability insurance to people with substance use…

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Why Boston Drug Users Are Wary of Emergency Medical Care

Wound care for people who inject drugs is considered a critical component of harm reduction by providers. But people who…

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How Emergency Departments Fail Pain Patients in Need

Since 2000, Anne Fuqua has been on opioid pain medications, including fentanyl and Oxycontin, notorious for their involvement in different…

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