overdose

Supreme Court Setback in Safehouse Fight for SCS: Will Biden Break His Silence?

On October 12, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) chose not to hear a lawsuit over Philadelphia nonprofit…

October 14, 2021

Fentanyl Batches I Have Known in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada often seems to get left out of discussions of our country’s ongoing drug-poisoning crisis. Yet recorded overdose deaths…

October 12, 2021

NY Gov. Hochul Signs Bills to Decriminalize Syringes, Guarantee OUD Meds in Prisons

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, appointed in August, has already done more for harm reduction than her disgraced predecessor Andrew…

October 8, 2021

For Maine’s Church of Safe Injection, a Bittersweet Legalization

On September 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized a Maine syringe service program (SSP) to do what…

October 7, 2021

Toronto’s Bid to Decriminalize Drugs Hangs in the Balance

Toronto is the latest Canadian municipality seeking to end the criminalization of drug use. The city’s board of health voted…

October 7, 2021

Lawsuit Keeps Atlantic City’s Syringe Program Running, for Now

Atlantic City’s syringe service program (SSP) was due to shut down on October 12. That was the date Carol Harney,…

October 5, 2021

How Splitting and Sharing Got the OK at Canada’s Overdose Prevention and Supervised Consumption Sites

Never underestimate the power and dedication of a group of fearless and motivated harm reductionists. Early in the process of…

September 29, 2021

Drug Users Testify as MA Lawmakers Weigh Safe Consumption Sites

On September 27, Massachusetts lawmakers invited members of the public to speak about safe consumption sites (SCS). The state legislature…

September 28, 2021

Health Care Workers Need to Be Watching the Splintering Drug Supply

In the summer of 2016, the synthetic cannabinoid "K2" burst into the drug landscape in Austin, where I was working…

September 28, 2021

Criminal Justice Leaders Urge Supreme Court to Hear Safehouse Philly Case

On September 17, a group of 80 criminal justice leaders from across the country united in support of the ongoing…

September 20, 2021