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Groundbreaking PTSD Trial Moves MDMA Closer to Medical Approval

On May 3, MDMA—the psychedelic drug colloquially known as Molly or ecstasy—moved one step closer to receiving medical approval for…

May 6, 2021

New York Abolished Long-Term Solitary. Will Guards Get With the Program?

On April 1, after eight years of a determined grassroots campaign, the HALT Act (Humane Alternatives to Long Term Solitary…

May 6, 2021

Just Months Into a Yearlong Pilot, New Zealand Legalizes Drug-Checking

Festival-goers in New Zealand were taking what they thought was pure MDMA. But days after ingestion, the drugs were leading…

May 5, 2021

Crime Rates, Prosecutors and Telling Public Reactions

When it comes to thinking about crime, there are arguably two main camps. There’s the academic camp, where professors and…

May 5, 2021

Could Brexit End Up Boosting UK Tobacco Harm Reduction?

In June 2016, months before Donald Trump would win the presidential election in the United States, the United Kingdom narrowly…

May 4, 2021

What I Learned From My First Injection Infection

[This article contains an image of injection wounds.] I had my first injection infection in the winter of 2020. I…

May 4, 2021

Biden’s American Jobs Plan Leaves Out Key Health Care Promises

President Joe Biden has introduced a $2 trillion plan to invest and rebuild crumbling US infrastructure during a period of…

May 3, 2021

Can Tobacco Harm Reduction Work for India’s Poor?

Tobacco use is a poor person’s problem. People with low incomes consume and grow it the most and suffer the…

April 30, 2021

Buprenorphine X-Waiver Burden Eased Under New Federal Rules

Amid the growing opioid-involved overdose crisis, the Department of Health and Human Services released new guidelines that could save thousands…

April 29, 2021

FDA Announces Menthol Cigarette Ban

On April 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a national ban on menthol cigarettes. The agency also called…

April 29, 2021