fentanyl

Advocates Call on Feds to End Fentanyl Analogs’ Schedule I Classification

On April 8, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) spearheaded a coalition—including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the…

April 13, 2021

Federal Funding Can Now Be Used to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips

The United States federal government has taken a step to make good on its late 2020 endorsement of fentanyl testing…

April 9, 2021

Our Adulterated Supply: Underreported Complications for Opioid Users

When I began using heroin on the West Coast in the late 2000s, it came in the form of a…

March 9, 2021

The Last Days of Heroin: Fentanyl’s Rise and the Pattern It Represents

Five years ago, British Columbia saw a change. People who use drugs in the Canadian province started overdosing in higher…

February 18, 2021

Ohio Students Launch Harm Reduction and “Bad Batch” Alerts App

A student-led nonprofit in Columbus, Ohio, has created a smartphone app that helps community members report "bad batches" of drugs…

January 28, 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

CDC Recommends Drug-Checking Services Amid Historic Overdose Deaths

As the already-staggering death toll of the overdose crisis reaches historic heights, the United States' premier public health agency called…

December 24, 2020

Leaked FBI Report: Drug Sellers Practice Harm Reduction

The recognition that people who sell drugs can play a crucial role in reducing the harms caused by drug criminalization…

December 2, 2020

I Recently Used Naloxone to Save a Life. Limiting Access Is Unforgivable.

One moment, I was dabbing off a smudge of eyeliner in front of the bathroom mirror, just a commonplace, mundane…

November 30, 2020

A 10-Minute Training Can Eliminate Fentanyl Myths Among First Responders

The myth that fentanyl can cause an overdose through simple skin contact has been peddled by law enforcement trainers and…

September 3, 2020