fentanyl

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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“Patently False” Fentanyl Myth Peddled by Vermont Police Chief

On March 15, Brett Flansburg, a Vermont state trooper, collapsed in the parking lot of a police barracks after transporting…

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“Yellow Peril”—How Blaming China for Fentanyl Continues a Racist Legacy

As the overdose crisis roars on, various stakeholders seek to assign blame for these mostly preventable deaths. Harm reductionists point…

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How a Paraplegic Drug User Became a Victim of Involuntary Commitment

Barely a day passes on my beat without my meeting someone with a harrowing story about the impact of zero-tolerance…

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