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Amid DEA War on Meth, Cocaine Is at Last a “Traditional Plant-Based Drug”

The 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) is such a widely cited document partly because it houses Drug Enforcement Administration…

May 20, 2024

Pueblo, CO, Bans Syringe Programs. What Next for Harm Reduction There?

Lawmakers in Pueblo, Colorado, have decided to end sterile syringe provision in the city. Two local providers will now have…

May 20, 2024

Recent Reports Reflect How the FDA Props Up the Cigarette Trade

Two subscription-only reports have recently highlighted how the Food and Drug Administration is effectively propping up smoking in the United…

May 17, 2024

Overdose Deaths Fell Slightly in 2023, Per CDC, But Emergency Continues

New provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that fewer people in the United States died…

May 17, 2024

Walgreens Rolls Out $34.99 Naloxone, as Generics and OTC Gain Ground

Walgreens is rolling out an over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone nasal spray, which it will sell alongside the OTC Narcan it already…

May 16, 2024

The Menthols Ban: Delayed, Divisive and Far From Dead

The planned national ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States was postponed indefinitely in late April. The idea has…

May 16, 2024

FEND Act Against Fentanyl Trafficking Could Worsen Overdose Crisis

As harm reduction efforts around the United States face intense backlash, politicians are doubling down on the notion of law…

May 15, 2024

Watching the Trump Trials in Prison, With Con Artists Cheering Him On

Our living unit at South Central Correctional Facility in Tennessee doesn't have a communal TV, but there are TVs in…

May 15, 2024

Panama President-Elect Vows to Close Darién Gap, Begin “Repatriation”

José Raúl Mulino, a lawyer and former security minister of Panama who stumbled into the presidency after a tumultuous campaign,…

May 14, 2024

Psilocybin Study: No Change in View of God. Some Change in View of Bugs.

A new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers on the effects of psychedelics suggests that—contrary to some earlier evidence—a single…

May 14, 2024