Drugs + Money

Opportunities and Limits of New Federal Funding for Stimulant Responses

As the federal government pours billions of dollars into state-level responses to opioid use disorders and opioid-involved overdoses, the tide…

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Southerners With Substance Use Disorders Wrongly Denied Disability Insurance

Staff confusion and incompetence seem to be responsible for the wrongful denial of disability insurance to people with substance use…

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How Emergency Departments Fail Pain Patients in Need

Since 2000, Anne Fuqua has been on opioid pain medications, including fentanyl and Oxycontin, notorious for their involvement in different…

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Finally: A Black-Owned, Equity-Program Cannabis Dispensary in San Francisco

For better or worse, San Francisco has been a leader among cities in many respects. Over the past several decades,…

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Study: Prior Authorization Requirement for Addiction Meds Is Killing NY Drug Users

Harm reduction activists in New York state are demanding increased access to lifesaving opioid use disorder medications, saying that regulatory…

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The Ethical Quagmire of Conducting Drug Trials With Incarcerated People

Using human beings as “guinea pigs” for unethical experiments becomes so much easier when the subjects belong to marginalized and…

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An Opioid Vaccine’s Promise—And Ethical Peril

A multi-million dollar race to develop a vaccine that prevents the pleasurable and harmful effects of opioids has been quietly…

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Is the Purdue Settlement a Win for Harm Reduction?

The battle to hold corporations accountable for their involvement in fueling chaotic opioid use and overdose deaths in vulnerable communities…

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The Rank Hypocrisy of Marijuana Prohibition Advocates’ Taxpayer Funding

The New York Chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the prohibitionist organization led by Kevin Sabet, has submitted a…

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EPA Criticized for Being Open to Hemp Growers Using Pesticides

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering 10 applications submitted by hemp farmers to use pesticides in their grows.…

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