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UK Drug Council Knows GHB Crackdown Targets Queer People, Recommends It Anyway

Spurred by media panic around a so-called "chemsex crimewave," the United Kingdom's independent drug policy advisors are recommending that people…

November 24, 2020

Policing Associated With Higher HIV Risks Among People Who Inject Drugs

Police interactions are associated with higher HIV risks for people who inject drugs, according to new research. An analysis of…

November 24, 2020

My Psychedelic Love Story: An Interview With Filmmaker Errol Morris

On the surface, Joanna Harcourt-Smith had the kind of life many people dream of. As a young socialite in the…

November 24, 2020

A Hugely Promising Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Depression

The first-ever randomized clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for people with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder was published in…

November 23, 2020

The Price of Silence: Women, Tobacco and Clinical Gaps in India

As I wait to interview respiratory physicians in a high-end private medical clinic in Chennai, a sprawling metropolis in the…

November 23, 2020

Paraphernalia Decrim Advances in DC—Just Not for Drug Sellers

On November 17, all 13 Washington, DC Council members voted affirmatively on their first read of the Opioid Overdose Treatment…

November 19, 2020

Harm Reduction “Satellite Sites” Are a Powerful, Underutilized Model

People who use drugs have been taking care of each other ever since people have used drugs. And practicing care…

November 19, 2020

How Prisons Are Blocking Incarcerated People’s Stimulus Checks

In September, when a federal judge ordered that people who are incarcerated could receive pandemic stimulus checks, activist groups rushed…

November 18, 2020

Saving Lives or “Promoting” Use? Judges to Decide Safehouse’s Purpose—And Future

The future of what could be the United States' first legal safe consumption site (SCS) currently hinges, in large part,…

November 18, 2020

My Husband Invented Naloxone, My Son Died of Overdose. Oregon Gives Me Hope.

On election day, voters in Oregon took a decisive and important step to stemming the tide of overdose deaths and other drug-related…

November 18, 2020