Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She previously worked at a number of other media outlets and wouldn’t recommend the drug coverage at any of them. When not at Filter, she works with drug users in NYC and drug checkers in North Carolina to track hyperlocal supply changes, and cohosts a national stimulant users call with Isaac Jackson. She uses meth daily and other drugs sometimes.

    China to Target Fentanyl Precursors, Deepening the Synthetic Drug War

    China has reportedly agreed to crack down on companies that manufacture and export fentanyl ...

    DEA Targets Precursors, Pill Presses in Fentanyl Supply Chain Crackdown

    In the aftermath of the temporary class-wide fentanyl ban the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ...

    It’s Fentanyl Misinformation Season. Please Consume Media Responsibly.

    Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gets a few more allies in its ...

    OTC Narcan Arrives at Pharmacies, a Stepping Stone to Broader Access

    The first week of September has seen major pharmacy chains across the United States ...

    CDC: Counterfeit Pill Overdose Deaths More Than Doubled During Pandemic

    A September 1 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that ...

    Vyvanse, “Abuse-Deterrent” Stimulant, Goes Generic in ADHD Med Shortage

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Vyvanse, the ...

    Which Meth Users Is Contingency Management Supposed to Be For?

    California’s contingency management (CM) program is slowly getting off the ground, following the Medi-Cal ...