Intersections + Injustice

UK Drug Council Knows GHB Crackdown Targets Queer People, Recommends It Anyway

Spurred by media panic around a so-called "chemsex crimewave," the United Kingdom's independent drug policy advisors are recommending that people…

November 24, 2020

Policing Associated With Higher HIV Risks Among People Who Inject Drugs

Police interactions are associated with higher HIV risks for people who inject drugs, according to new research. An analysis of…

November 24, 2020

A Hugely Promising Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Depression

The first-ever randomized clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for people with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder was published in…

November 23, 2020

The Price of Silence: Women, Tobacco and Clinical Gaps in India

As I wait to interview respiratory physicians in a high-end private medical clinic in Chennai, a sprawling metropolis in the…

November 23, 2020

Paraphernalia Decrim Advances in DC—Just Not for Drug Sellers

On November 17, all 13 Washington, DC Council members voted affirmatively on their first read of the Opioid Overdose Treatment…

November 19, 2020

How Prisons Are Blocking Incarcerated People’s Stimulus Checks

In September, when a federal judge ordered that people who are incarcerated could receive pandemic stimulus checks, activist groups rushed…

November 18, 2020

Pretrial Justice Reforms Do Not Reduce Public Safety, Report Confirms

COVID-19 has transformed the landscape of American life, from the mundane, like how people work and socialize, to the traumatic,…

November 17, 2020

My Friend Was Abducted Into Forced Addiction Treatment in Mexico

In the early days of October, Shawn* was detained by police in the city of Mexicali, the capital of Baja…

November 17, 2020

DEA Wants to Surveil Patients. Trans Men Stopped Them Once Before.

Throughout the past decade, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sought to encroach on patients’ privacy by accessing their prescription records…

November 16, 2020

In NYC Federal Jail, Medical Requests Go Unanswered for Months During Pandemic

At a New York City federal prison that’s recorded relatively few confirmed cases of COVID-19, medical requests made by incarcerated…

November 12, 2020