Drugs + Money

Methadone Clinics’ Conference Felt Like Being Behind Enemy Lines

Attending the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference, held in Baltimore this month, felt like being…

November 23, 2022

NY Cannabis Dispensary Rules Block Corporations, Leave Funding Gap

On October 28, the New York Office of Cannabis Management released a set of rules to govern the adult-use cannabis…

November 2, 2022

Rehab Profiteering and Abuse: The Lesson of National Medical Enterprises

It seems like every other day we see a news story about a profiteering addiction rehab engaging in unsavory conduct,…

October 28, 2022

Extracting Juul Settlement Is About the Money, Not the Truth

Juul is back in the news, this time for tentatively agreeing to pay a whopping $438.5 million in a multistate…

September 13, 2022

How 12-Step Programs Became Embedded in US Hospitals

When I first went through treatment for an alcohol problem back in the 1990s, I was shocked to find out…

September 7, 2022

Ohio Harm Reductionists Sue for Transparency in Opioid Settlement Spending Decisions

The state of Ohio is getting over $800 million from a settlement with opioid manufacturers to help address the overdose…

August 12, 2022

The Pfizer Naloxone Shortage Ends, Leaving Us With Just the Regular One

[Read Filter's August 1 story introducing Remedy Alliance's naloxone distribution here.]   In the same way that the United States…

August 8, 2022

Dire Harm Reduction Funding Gap for Lower-Income Countries Is Growing

Last year, Harm Reduction International (HRI) released a report that found funding for harm reduction in 2019 was only 5…

May 9, 2022

Tobacco Bans in Our Prisons Are Rich Pickings for Me—and the COs

The first time the Georgia Department of Corrections tried to go tobacco-free was 1994. In the mid-'90s it was trendy…

May 5, 2022

DEA’s Rx Drug Take Back Day Branded Fun for All the Family

The worst thing I've seen suggested at one of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s biannual Prescription Drug Take Back days is…

April 29, 2022