health care

How Certain DAs in Red States Could Avoid Prosecuting Abortion Post-Roe

The year is 2022. The Supreme Court just issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a majority…

December 7, 2021

How the Criminalization of Testosterone Attacks Gender Variant People

On a Saturday night two years ago, Stann Fransisco was driving back home to New Mexico after visiting their parents…

December 2, 2021

UK Will Send a Powerful Message by Allowing NHS to Prescribe Vapes

The UK has long been among the world’s leaders in tobacco harm reduction, and for years the country’s health authorities…

November 9, 2021

Michigan Capital’s Only Syringe Program Is Running Out of Supplies

The only syringe service program (SSP) in Ingham County, Michigan, based in the state capital of Lansing, is being forced…

October 20, 2021

Health Care Workers Need to Be Watching the Splintering Drug Supply

In the summer of 2016, the synthetic cannabinoid "K2" burst into the drug landscape in Austin, where I was working…

September 28, 2021

Warn That Alcohol Causes Cancer? Add That Drinkers Live Longer.

“There is no safe level of alcohol,” WHO Europe headlined in 2018. “Zero alcohol consumption minimizes the overall risk of…

September 20, 2021

Feds, CA Governor Could Back Medical Marijuana Access for Terminally Ill Hospital Patients

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the governor of California’s office are looking into whether hospitals…

August 25, 2021

“Alarmingly High” Number of US Doctors Think Nicotine Causes Cancer

More than 75 percent of US physicians wrongly believe that nicotine directly contributes to the development of cancer and cardiovascular…

August 3, 2021

Texas State-Run HIV Meds Program Survives Funding Crisis, But Uncertainty Remains

After months of keeping participants in the dark, a Texas state-run program that covers the cost of lifesaving HIV medication for…

July 16, 2021

How Can We Improve COVID Vaccine Access for People Who Use Drugs?

Millions of Americans are happy to finally be venturing out of their quarantine cocoons, emboldened by newly minted COVID-19 vaccine…

July 15, 2021