Zachary Siegel

Zachary is a journalist focusing on drugs, justice and health. His work has appeared in publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Appeal, Slate and New York magazine. He is a fellow of the Health in Justice Action Lab at Northeastern University School of Law.

Rx Drug Take Back Days Are Unhelpful at Best, Harmful at Worst

The Drug Enforcement Administration really, really wants you to give them your leftover prescription drugs. All week long, in the…

October 22, 2021

Biden Picks Dr. Rahul Gupta to Lead Federal Drug Policy During Historic Overdose Crisis

Former West Virginia health commissioner Dr. Rahul Gupta will lead President Joe Biden's response to the deadliest overdose crisis in…

July 13, 2021

Biden’s Likely “Drug Czar” Presided Over Destruction of WV Syringe Program

President Joe Biden is planning to announce Dr. Rahul Gupta as his pick for the director of the Office of…

March 17, 2021

21 to Drink? The Debate Around America’s Outlier Status

America’s minimum drinking age law, set nationally at 21 since 1984, appears to be written in stone. But in 2008,…

August 26, 2020

The Struggle of Death, Hope and Harm Reduction in the Midwest

For those of us who are suffering, how do we find joy and experience pleasure? How do we create a…

October 7, 2019

If You Care About Health Justice, Stop Clicking on “Florida Man” Stories

Who hasn’t taken a break from dreadful news cycles to have a good laugh at the screwball crime stories attributed…

May 9, 2019