opioids

Elizabeth Warren Advocates to Formalize Barriers for Pain Patients

Five lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, have renewed their demands for the DEA to double down on its policy of…

October 13, 2020

Heart Infection Projected to Kill One in Five People Who Inject Opioids by 2030

In 10 years, one in five people who inject opioids is predicted to die from a preventable heart infection, according…

September 30, 2020

The Shameful Closure of North America’s Busiest Safe Consumption Site

We Canadians may like to think of ourselves as more progressive than our southern neighbours when it comes to drug…

September 24, 2020

Major Report Sheds Light on Europe’s Changing Drug-Use Patterns

A major new report identifies changing patterns of drug use across Europe. Young British adults' continent-high rate of cocaine use…

September 23, 2020

Suboxone Is Now a Drug of Choice for Some in Philly. That’s No Bad Thing.

John (not his real name) was a regular on the Avenue. A biracial man in his late 20s, he was…

September 23, 2020

Researchers Confirm the Lifesaving Power of a Safe Supply of Drugs

A team of researchers working at a clinic in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia has added to the evidence behind advocacy…

September 16, 2020

Utah’s Overdose Spike and a Green Substance Known as “Hulk”

Local officials and harm reductionists are reporting increased drug overdoses in Utah this year, concentrated in Salt Lake City, although…

September 10, 2020

Pennsylvania Now Lets You Get Naloxone by Mail

Pennsylvania's health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, has issued a new standing order to allow residents to receive naloxone (Narcan), the…

August 27, 2020

Despite Fentanyl’s Ubiquity, Test Strips Can Still Empower Drug Users

As the presence of illicit fentanyl has reached near-ubiquity in many North American heroin supplies, some harm reductionists have questioned…

August 25, 2020

Canadian Drug Users Need Us Doctors to Step Up With Safe Supply

The tennis player Arthur Ashe once said that to take on a challenge, “start where you are, use what you…

August 24, 2020