Drugs + Money

Opioid Settlement Funds: Will “Once-in-a-Generation” Chance Be Wasted?

As opioid settlement dollars start rolling into jurisdictions across the United States, debate has intensified around how they should be…

September 11, 2023

CDC: Counterfeit Pill Overdose Deaths More Than Doubled During Pandemic

A September 1 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that overdose deaths involving counterfeit pharmaceutical pills…

September 1, 2023

Oregon Psilocybin Centers Are Open. Here’s What We Know About Them.

Almost three years after Oregon voters approved psilocybin legalization for healing purposes, centers offering mushrooms are now open to the…

August 29, 2023

Meth Users Don’t Need Meds to Avoid OD. We Need Them to Avoid Cops.

On July 19, the National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded over $4.3 million to InterveXion Therapeutics, an Arkansas-based biopharmaceutical company…

July 25, 2023

São Paulo Funds “Cocaine Vaccine,” Setting Sights on Human Trials

In early June, São Paulo Mayor Ricardo Nunes signed an agreement with the researchers behind Calixcoca, a "cocaine vaccine" in…

June 12, 2023

CA Uses Cannabis Tax Revenues for Community Reinvestment. And Cops.

California is awarding over $50 million to support and invest in communities that suffered the highest marijuana arrest rates before…

May 31, 2023

We Must Avoid Corporate Capture of Brazil’s Medical Cannabis Market

Back in March, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva recreated the National Council for Economic and Social Development, an…

May 11, 2023

Nation’s First Psilocybin Center to Open by June, But Prices Are High

The state of Oregon has finally given permission for the nation's first legal psilocybin therapy clinic to begin business. This…

May 9, 2023

Oregon Licenses First Psilocybin Lab, But Treatment Access Remains Stalled

On April 21, Portland-based Rose City Laboratories, LLC (RCL) announced that it had been licensed by the Oregon Health Authority…

April 26, 2023

Methadone Clinics Angry at Bad PR, But Not Afraid of SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) wants to revise outdated guidelines for methadone clinics. The agency issued…

April 4, 2023