opioids

Pharmacists May Be Key to Expanding Bupe Access, NIDA Pilot Shows

Collaboration between physicians and pharmacists may boost patients’ satisfaction with, and adherence to, buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD),…

January 13, 2021

DC Decriminalized Drug Paraphernalia. Here’s What That Means on the Ground.

On December 22, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Opioid Overdose Treatment and Prevention Omnibus Amendment Act…

January 4, 2021

Overdose Survivors’ Top Priorities Are Basic Needs, Research Shows

A new study elevating the voices of opioid users who survived an overdose found that emergency department (ED) healthcare workers…

December 28, 2020

How Artists Are Reimagining the Overdose Crisis

Last year, I volunteered at a harm reduction center where fights and cold sweats broke out, war stories and grudges…

December 17, 2020

Judge Grants Class Action Status to Methadone-Taper Jail Lawsuit

A federal judge has paved the way for a case against a methadone-taper policy at Cook County Jail, Illinois to…

December 7, 2020

A Fentanyl User’s Dispiriting Search for Safe Supply in Toronto

When I heard earlier this year that a safe supply of opioids would be made more widely available for people…

December 3, 2020

“Here to Make It Less Dangerous”—The Work of a Dark-Web Drug Seller

In today’s bifurcated illicit drug trade, it’s increasingly common for transactions to occur anonymously, online—on the 0.01 percent of the…

November 12, 2020

My Daughter’s Birth Exposed the Medical Community’s Anti-Drug Stigma

In January, a few weeks after my 49th birthday, my partner, Carolyn, gave me a most unexpected gift. She emerged…

October 28, 2020

Alberta Government Rejects Safe Supply, Bets Heavily on Abstinence

As an experienced harm reduction nurse in Alberta, Corey Ranger has been on the front lines of the overdose crisis.…

October 26, 2020

Inside the CDC Data That Confirm the Pandemic Is Driving Up Overdose Deaths

For months, media outlets including Filter have reported on a collage of anecdotal and local alerts from around the country…

October 22, 2020