Drugs + Money

Why an OASAS License for a Low-Threshold Bupe Provider Is So Significant

REACH—a harm reduction-oriented health center in Ithaca, New York that prescribes buprenorphine, among many other services—is about to get a…

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The Potential and Pitfalls of Providing Vapes to Incarcerated People

How much good can vaping do in a carceral setting? Smoking rates in prisons and jails across the United States…

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Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives

Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work anymore. It only works for about…

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FDA Greenlights Private Sector to Purge Websites Selling “Unapproved Opioids”

A new private-public partnership aims to purge the internet of "unapproved opioid" vendors in the name of ending the so-called…

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US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine

Diplomatic officials announced May 27 that the US is sending an armed forces unit to Colombia. From June, the Security…

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Mexican Police Accountability Data Missing from US-Backed Drug War Reports

The US State Department is failing to monitor its Mexico drug war projects that have cost $3 billion since 2008.…

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Growing Coca, Poppy May Be Latin Americans’ Economic Safety Net Amid Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has interrupted transnational drug supply—but that might not last long, the UN Office of Drug and Crime…

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Why Some Appalachian Pharmacies Refuse to Dispense Buprenorphine

Some pharmacies in Appalachia, a region hit hard by the opioid-involved overdose crisis, are denying opioid use disorder patients access…

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Inside the Gangs Handing Out Pandemic Supplies in Rio’s Favelas

For many tourists, Rio de Janeiro is all carnival, caipirinhas and Copacabana. But there’s another side they don’t always get…

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Intubated Patients Need Fentanyl. The DEA Had Recently Cut Production.

As the pandemic sweeps the country, overwhelming intensive care units with patients in need of emergency respiration, medical-grade fentanyl is…

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