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Safe Consumption Sites: Congressional Report Outlines Ways to Authorize or Ban, as Key Filing Looms

A new report from the Congressional Research Service explains how Congress and President Biden could authorize safe consumption sites (SCS)…

November 29, 2022

Alberta’s New Premier Could Be Even More Anti-Harm Reduction

The new premier of Alberta, Canada, is offering a similar drug policy approach to her predecessor, only worse, a leading…

November 23, 2022

California Can’t Afford Its Free Narcan Program. Will It Embrace Generic?

A California naloxone delivery program is struggling to meet rising demand in part due to the expense of nasal0spray Narcan.…

November 22, 2022

A Long-Awaited Harm Reduction Gathering in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was the location for the National Harm Reduction Conference from October 13-16—the first to take place since 2018.…

November 8, 2022

The Consequences of Colorado’s Fentanyl Refelonization

In the context of the drug war, Colorado is best known for pioneering a number of high-profile reforms. In 2012,…

October 26, 2022

After a Program Handed Out Heroin Pipes, Some People Injected Less

Smoking heroin and other opioids can help people to avoid some of the harms associated with injecting, experts say. Meanwhile,…

October 5, 2022

San Francisco’s New DA Moves to Prosecute Overdose Deaths as Murder

The successor to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is making good on her promise to ramp up the drug…

October 3, 2022

A State-by-State Guide to the Cruelty of the Methadone Clinic System

A chart book of blue national maps newly compiled by Pew Charitable Trusts is a powerful visual distillation of information…

September 27, 2022

FDA Exempts Harm Reduction From Biggest Naloxone Access Restrictions

On September 22, the Food and Drug Administration announced that harm reduction naloxone suppliers are exempt from wholesale pharmaceutical distribution…

September 26, 2022

“Rainbow Fentanyl” Is Probably a Good Thing, at This Point

When Toronto’s Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site opened as an unsanctioned service in August 2017, drug-checking data contributed by staff…

September 23, 2022