fentanyl

“Go Slow”—Baltimore’s Peer-Led Fentanyl Harm Reduction Campaign

Public education campaigns about drugs often rely on ineffective and stigmatizing scare tactics. They spread fear and shame that make…

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CDC: Fatal Overdoses Are More Common in Cities Than Rural Areas

In 2017, overdoses in urban areas occurred more frequently than those in rural places, according to a new Center for…

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Rising Meth-Involved Deaths of Major Concern Amid Estimated 2018 Overdose Fall

For the first time since the 1990s, fatal drug overdoses decreased in 2018, according to preliminary Center for Disease Control…

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Harm Production: Ontario’s Brutal Cuts Add Fuel to the Overdose Fire

Viewed from the United States, Canada’s comparatively liberal social mores and universal healthcare would seem to set the stage for…

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Safe Consumption Site in Philly Has 90 Percent Support Among Locals

Communities most impacted by the overdose crisis are more likely to back groundbreaking interventions like safe consumption sites (SCS) in…

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Three Recent Stories Illustrate the Media’s Ongoing Drug-War Propaganda

Three widely distributed stories from the past couple of months illustrate the profound ways in which the media perpetuates harmful…

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How the World’s Oldest Drug Checking Service Makes High-Risk Pills “Unsellable”

Don’t sit on your day job,” Daan van der Gouwe advised people who operate drug checking services. By which he…

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Trump Doubles Down on “Drug-Free” America and the Death Penalty

President Donald Trump's contradictory messages about his response to the opioid-involved overdose crisis were on full display during a self-congratulatory…

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DEA’s “Innovative” Strategy in New Orleans Encourages Ever-Harsher Prosecutions

On April 16, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched its latest punishment-driven, treatment-inflected response to the opioid-involved overdose crisis in…

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Now the CDC Seems to Be Pushing Fentanyl Myths in Its New Video

On March 27, the Centers for Disease Control, in collaboration with the Fredericksburg, Virginia Police and Fire Departments, released this video (above)…

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