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Harvard Health Stands by Misleading Article on Vaping and “Popcorn Lung”

Objections to an article published by Harvard Health saw a tweet taken down and a review conducted. But the article,…

January 19, 2024

Vermont on the Verge of Authorizing Safe Consumption Sites

The Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill on January 11 to allow health providers to open and operate safe…

January 19, 2024

Mathematical Model Illuminates Potential of Safe Consumption Sites

New research aims to put numbers on how safe consumption sites (also known as overdose prevention sites, or OPS) can…

January 18, 2024

The Rise and Fall of Confrontational Alcohol Addiction “Treatment”

Confrontational counseling, sometimes known as attack therapy, is most commonly associated with so-called "therapeutic communities" for people with addictions. It…

January 18, 2024

Sri Lanka’s Devastating Drug-War Crackdown on Poor Communities

Sri Lanka is several weeks into a devastating crackdown on the nation’s poor communities, supposedly to target people who sell…

January 18, 2024

Call It “Overcrowding,” Not “Understaffing,” and Fix It With Parole

In 1996, the Prison Litigation Reform Act was enacted in response to the rising number of lawsuits prisoners were filing…

January 17, 2024

Supreme Court Case Will Profoundly Impact Homelessness in 2024

Future experiences of homelessness in the United States will depend significantly on a Supreme Court case that is now due…

January 17, 2024

Outpouring of Solidarity as BC Prosecutors Push Back DULF Case

Two co-founders of a Vancouver compassion club have yet to face formal charges as the date of what was supposed…

January 17, 2024

The Tightrope of Talking About Mental Health in Prison

Dan*, a 40-something prisoner in Tennessee’s South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF), wants to make it clear that he doesn't intend…

January 16, 2024

Psilocybin Legalization Ballot Bid Falls Short in California

A California campaign to put psilocybin legalization on the state’s November ballot says it did not secure enough signature to…

January 16, 2024