Drugs + Money

New California Vape Taxes Will Put the Squeeze on Synthetic Nicotine

On October 4, Governor Gavin Newsom approved a 12.5 percent excise tax on vaping products in California. The bill, authored…

October 6, 2021

FDA Rejects 4.5 Million PMTA Applications From a Single Vape Company

On August 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered that 4.5 million vaping products from a single company be…

August 9, 2021

The Rise of Synthetic Nicotine Risks Regulatory “Whack-a-Mole”

When Taylor Cage attends the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in Las Vegas every year, she keeps an eye out for…

August 4, 2021

The US Faces a Naloxone Shortage at the Worst Possible Time

Life expectancy in the United States plunged by a year and a half in 2020, the worst year-on-year change since…

July 29, 2021

The Last Heroin Seller in Maracaibo

I have lived in Maracaibo all my life. For many, the way of life here is one of simply trying…

July 19, 2021

Cannabis Lounges Coming to Nevada—What Does This Mean for Social Equity?

On June 4, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed Assembly Bill 341, a bill allowing for cannabis consumption lounges throughout…

June 14, 2021

The Price of Saving a Life: Naloxone’s Cost Barrier in the US

When I walk into my local pharmacy to pick up a naloxone kit, I don’t need to present a prescription.…

April 29, 2021

To Increase Smoking Rates Among Young Adults, Keep Hiking Vape Taxes

Across the country, local and state lawmakers are proposing to enact new taxes and/or increasing existing excise taxes on e-cigarettes.…

April 20, 2021

What to Make of the Recent Resurgence of Delta 8?

Gentry Matthews was over it. Like many others in his industry, he had founded a nicotine vape company with a…

April 14, 2021

Bloomberg Anti-Nicotine Lobby Among US Backers of Duterte’s Drug War

He thought it was a clap of thunder as it echoed through the humid air between the river and mountains…

April 12, 2021