fentanyl

Doubling Down on Fentanyl Myths, West Virginia Bill Would Punish “Exposing” Cops

On January 18, West Virginia legislators advanced a bill that would make “exposing” law enforcement officers to illicit fentanyl punishable…

January 20, 2022

Learning the Blues: West Coast Grapples With Shifting Drug Supply

“Forever, the prevalence of what kinds of drugs people did was completely boring,” Alex Kral, an epidemiologist from the nonprofit…

December 16, 2021

No Prison for Fentanyl Seller, Rules BC Judge: What Impact Might This Have?

A judge in Canada made a rare decision: She chose not to send a woman to prison for a drug…

December 10, 2021

CA Prosecutor’s Fentanyl Warnings Aren’t About Overdose Prevention

Despite claims at being a “reformer,” Jeff Reisig, the Yolo County, California, district attorney since 2003, is jumping on the…

October 21, 2021

Fentanyl Batches I Have Known in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada often seems to get left out of discussions of our country’s ongoing drug-poisoning crisis. Yet recorded overdose deaths…

October 12, 2021

Why San Francisco Drug Users Are Injecting Less, Smoking Fentanyl More

Many people who use drugs in San Francisco have been reducing their injecting of heroin and other drugs and smoking…

September 14, 2021

Biden Looks to Make Harsh Criminalization of Fentanyl Analogues Permanent

President Joe Biden is seeking to extend indefinitely a Trump-era rule on the scheduling of fentanyl analogues that facilitates harsh…

September 8, 2021

Vancouver Activists Mark Overdose Awareness Day With Free Safe Supply

On August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, activists in Vancouver handed out free safe supply of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.…

September 1, 2021

Hip Hop and Harm Reduction on Tour

Hip hop, like other music genres, is no stranger to drug overdose. The list of dead rappers grows ever-longer: DMX,…

August 30, 2021

Latest Overdose Fatality Numbers Underscore Flaw in Federal Data

More than 95,000 people died of overdose in the United States between January 2020 and January 2021, according to recently…

August 17, 2021