Drugs + Money

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

One Drug Dominates Our Prison’s Supply. We Don’t Know What It Is.

During the pandemic, the Michigan Department of Corrections suspended all Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, “substance abuse” classes and support groups, many…

April 27, 2022

FDA Authorizes Logic Vapes as “Appropriate for the Protection of Public Health”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized several tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices produced by Logic, which is owned…

March 24, 2022

Are Business Interests Shaping Oregon’s Psilocybin Regulations?

A top adviser to the Oregon state government on its legal psilocybin therapy program has quit amid complaints that he…

March 17, 2022