Drugs + Money

CBP Launches Operation Plaza Spike, “Next Phase” in War on Fentanyl

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun the latest iteration of its synthetic drug supply chain crackdown, this time by…

April 11, 2024

“Disgusted”—Consumers, Harm Reductionists React to UK Vape Tax

The United Kingdom’s government has confirmed a new vape tax, in a decision that angers advocates and threatens to undermine…

March 12, 2024

Bill Seeks to Ring-Fence States’ Spending of Opioid Settlement Cash

State governments shouldn't be stashing opioid settlement money in their general funds, say the lawmakers behind a bill in Congress.…

January 24, 2024

US Ramps Up Financial Crackdown on Mexican Drug Trafficking Orgs

United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited Mexico from December 5-7, seeking support for a strategy of going after drug…

December 8, 2023

Why Oregon Psilocybin Services Draw Many Clients From Out of State

Oregon will soon be hitting the six-month mark since its first-in-the-nation psilocybin centers first started offering legal, if strictly regulated,…

November 30, 2023

The FDA Draft Guidance for Stimulant Use Disorder Medication Is… Decent

One of the reasons we have Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) is that opioids are…

November 28, 2023

Global Drug War Funding Must Be Key Focus of US Advocacy

In October, over 1,400 drug policy reform advocates and activists from at least 24 countries gathered in the Arizona desert.…

November 22, 2023

China to Target Fentanyl Precursors, Deepening the Synthetic Drug War

China has reportedly agreed to crack down on companies that manufacture and export fentanyl precursors, a key deliverable for President…

November 14, 2023

NIDA to Fund Development of New Psychedelics-Based SUD Treatments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting proposals to develop psychedelics into treatments for substance use disorder (SUD), with…

November 10, 2023

DEA Targets Precursors, Pill Presses in Fentanyl Supply Chain Crackdown

In the aftermath of the temporary class-wide fentanyl ban the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ordered in 2018, a lot of…

November 7, 2023