fentanyl

West Virginia Senator Calls Syringe Exchanges “Failed Experiment,” Seeks to Ban Them

In West Virginia, which has the highest rate of opioid-involved overdose deaths in the US, injecting drugs with shared needles…

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Why Harsher Fentanyl Penalties Will Exacerbate the Overdose Crisis

Congressmembers are pushing for new laws that will impose harsher penalties for potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which are involved…

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Why Overdose Deaths Have Fallen Here—Despite More Overdoses

Roughly 66 times every single day in British Columbia, someone calls 911 for a suspected drug overdose. And 66 times…

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Trump Demanded⁠—And Now Won⁠—The Death Sentence for Chinese Fentanyl Traffickers

China is making good on its commitment to President Donald Trump to apply the death penalty to fentanyl manufacturers. On…

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Fentanyl Panic and Halloween Sadism Myths: A Ghoulish Combination

Frankenstein's monster had nothing on this: A New Jersey beach town prosecutor's office has been fusing together two damaging drug…

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National Guard Drops $100K on Fentanyl Fear-Mongering Classes for Cops

The ongoing panic around fentanyl, a potent opioid that is driving the overdose crisis, is being stoked among law enforcement…

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Are Fentanyl-Meth Deaths in Indiana Due to Contamination, or “Speedballing”?

Marion County, Indiana is seeing a troubling rise in deaths related to methamphetamine combined with fentanyl, according to the Indiana…

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Fentanyl, Inc: How Corporate Sales Floors Dominate the New Drugs Market

On the edge of Shanghai, men wearing balaclavas meet journalist Ben Westhoff at sunset. He’s blindfolded, pushed into a pickup…

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Watch: “Not One More!” Harlem Residents on Overdose Deaths

To mark International Overdose Awareness Day, I went out on the streets of Harlem and asked people for their thoughts…

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Watch: Fentanyl Safety Campaign Poses the “Coke Challenge”

US-based harm reduction group DanceSafe and Canadian creative agency The Garden have partnered to present the "Coke Challenge" ahead of…

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