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New Drugs, Bad Policies Leave Philly Harm Reduction Groping in the Dark

The “Walmart of Heroin” is how the New York Times described Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood—in a much-criticized October 2018 story that…

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Canadian Pharmacist Could Face Punishment for Giving Out Naloxone

In Ontario, a Canadian province with large rural regions, one pharmacist is no longer waiting for patients to come to…

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An Opioid Vaccine’s Promise—And Ethical Peril

A multi-million dollar race to develop a vaccine that prevents the pleasurable and harmful effects of opioids has been quietly…

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National Guard Drops $100K on Fentanyl Fear-Mongering Classes for Cops

The ongoing panic around fentanyl, a potent opioid that is driving the overdose crisis, is being stoked among law enforcement…

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A Visit to VOCAL, a Vital Hub of New York Harm Reduction

Four days a week, no matter the weather, people gather outside a door on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, near the…

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The Empowering and Dangerous Work of Harm Reduction in Afghanistan

Idris Azizi speaks softly when he relates how, as a person living with HIV, he was told to sit in…

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Are Fentanyl-Meth Deaths in Indiana Due to Contamination, or “Speedballing”?

Marion County, Indiana is seeing a troubling rise in deaths related to methamphetamine combined with fentanyl, according to the Indiana…

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Increasing Asian-Pacific Islander Overdose Deaths Were Ignored by NYC Report

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers saw the largest spike in overdose deaths of any racial group between…

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Fentanyl, Inc: How Corporate Sales Floors Dominate the New Drugs Market

On the edge of Shanghai, men wearing balaclavas meet journalist Ben Westhoff at sunset. He’s blindfolded, pushed into a pickup…

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Wake Up⁠—We Are Dying⁠! A Call to Action From People Who Use Drugs

On International Overdose Awareness Day, we, as people who use drugs from around the world, demand an end to the…

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