COVID-19

Brooklyn Federal Prison Denying Communication Rights in Pandemic

The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), a federal facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, has a long history of neglect and abuse,…

January 25, 2021

Biden Has a COVID Plan, But Won’t Learn Deeper Health Care Lessons

Donald Trump, the corrupt, narcissistic demagogue, has left the Whitehouse in the midst of a pandemic that killed 400,000 people…

January 21, 2021

Pandemic Hits Harm Reduction Workers Hard—Particularly “Peers”

A few weeks back, Soma Snakeoil, an artist and the founder of Los Angeles-based organization the Sidewalk Project, came across…

January 14, 2021

Detained Immigrants Face Retaliation Over COVID Hunger Strike

A group of immigrants under federal detention have reportedly been holding a hunger strike. Beginning on December 28, it took…

January 12, 2021

DEA Agents Report Agency’s Lack of Basic COVID-19 Safety Measures

From homeless encampment sweeps to mass incarceration, law enforcement activities are heightening the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. Although some…

January 12, 2021

Blueberries, Xanny Bars, Clazzys: My Anxiety-Driven Benzo Journey

I have been doing Valium since the age of 16. They were called “blueberries” where I was from, and there…

January 12, 2021

How New Haven Harm Reductionists Reach Sex Workers in the Pandemic

In November, Sex Workers and Allies Network (SWAN) unveiled a new mobile-outreach van. Our street-based outreach team distributes free harm…

January 11, 2021

NYC Revamps Pharmacies’ Role in Preventing Overdose Deaths

New York City, like the rest of the country, is facing a historic overdose crisis driven by illicit fentanyl adulterating…

January 6, 2021

What Surging Fentanyl Use Among OAT Patients Says About the Pandemic

During the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in Ontario, Canada, the proportion of mandatory, routine drug screens imposed on opioid…

January 5, 2021

Ten Photos From 2020 That Reflect 2021’s Biggest Challenges

Few years in living memory have been as dramatic and distressing as 2020, and many of us were glad to…

January 4, 2021