Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard

Trump Demanded⁠—And Now Won⁠—The Death Sentence for Chinese Fentanyl Traffickers

China is making good on its commitment to President Donald Trump to apply the death penalty to fentanyl manufacturers. On…

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Activists, Cuomo in “Full-Out War” Over Poor People’s MAT Access

Drug-user activists are fighting to ensure access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for some of New York State's most vulnerable citizens,…

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Iowa Cops Denied Medical Care to Arrested Man Who Died of Meth Intoxication

I need to go to the hospital," Alex Billmeyer told police officers as he was being booked into Dubuque County…

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The Militant Harm Reductionist Advancing Dan Bigg’s Legacy

Brandie Wilson has her work cut out for her: On October 3, the legendary harm reduction organization Chicago Recovery Alliance…

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Politicians, Cops Skirt Responsibility for NYC’s New Jails

Do you think we need more jails?" I ask. It's cold and grey. I'm talking with a cop outside the…

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What Harm Reductionists Think About Sesame Street’s Addiction Representation

Sesame Street, the long-running children’s television show, has taken on issues ranging from exercise to incarceration. On October 9, Sesame…

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The Consequences of an Incompetent First Step Act Rollout

Timothy Walker, 52, enjoys cooking and used to own a food truck in Philadelphia that sold sandwiches, hot dogs, and…

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Trans Justice? End Job Discrimination—And Sex Work Criminalization

On October 8, the United States Supreme Court is considering whether firing a person because of their transgender identity, as…

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How a Misapplied Needle Exchange May Harm Incarcerated People

A needle exchange program in seven federal prisons in Canada is at the center of a heated debate between the…

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Chemsex Invisibility May Explain Missing Meth Use in UK Data

Regular methamphetamine and mephedrone use is nearly nonexistent in the United Kingdom—that is, if you simply rely on the latest…

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