overdose

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling That Legalized SCS; Safehouse Fights On

Just over a week before a more reform-friendly administration takes over in Washington, the US harm reduction movement was dealt…

January 13, 2021

What to Make of a Drug-Induced Homicide Charge After a Prosecutor’s OD Death?

Rodney Hasty, a prosecutor in Asheville, North Carolina for 18 years, died unexpectedly last October near his home. He was…

January 13, 2021

CDC and NIDA Will Finally Study Potential of Safe Consumption Sites

For the first time ever, Congress has weighed in on the issue of safe consumption sites (SCS). A bill tied…

January 7, 2021

NYC Revamps Pharmacies’ Role in Preventing Overdose Deaths

New York City, like the rest of the country, is facing a historic overdose crisis driven by illicit fentanyl adulterating…

January 6, 2021

2020’s Biggest Wins and Losses for Canadians Who Use Drugs

Though 2020 was characterized primarily by the catastrophe of COVID-19, Canada’s public health landscape was marked by significant milestones—both forward…

December 30, 2020

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

CDC Recommends Drug-Checking Services Amid Historic Overdose Deaths

As the already-staggering death toll of the overdose crisis reaches historic heights, the United States' premier public health agency called…

December 24, 2020

Eureka, California, Drives Out Its Syringe Service Program

A political battle in Northern California has ended in the partial closure of a local syringe service program (SSP). Humboldt…

December 17, 2020

Indian Health Service’s OD-Vulnerable Patients Aren’t Getting Naloxone

The federal health agency serving federally recognized tribal members achieved its goal of reducing opioid prescriptions. But the majority of…

December 16, 2020

San Francisco Drug Users Face Soaring Deaths. Solidarity Can Sustain Us.

My stomach was churning frantically as I lay strapped to a gurney in San Francisco General Hospital that day in…

December 15, 2020