pharmaceuticals

DEA’s Rx Drug Take Back Day Branded Fun for All the Family

The worst thing I've seen suggested at one of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s biannual Prescription Drug Take Back days is…

April 29, 2022

Rx Drug Take Back Days Are Unhelpful at Best, Harmful at Worst

The Drug Enforcement Administration really, really wants you to give them your leftover prescription drugs. All week long, in the…

October 22, 2021

Nan Goldin Isn’t Focused on the Sacklers Anymore

On March 10, 2018, photographer and activist Nan Goldin led dozens of protestors to the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan…

October 19, 2021

Will Missouri’s Opioid Settlement Payout Mean Much for Harm Reduction?

At least 1,921 Missourians died of opioid-involved overdose in 2020, an increase of almost 20 percent from the year before.…

August 4, 2021

The US Faces a Naloxone Shortage at the Worst Possible Time

Life expectancy in the United States plunged by a year and a half in 2020, the worst year-on-year change since…

July 29, 2021

Alzheimer’s Drug Approval “Damages FDA Credibility,” Advocates Say

When the Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial new Alzheimer’s treatment on June 7, it was over widespread expert…

June 21, 2021

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

DEA Pursues Vast Expansion of Patient Surveillance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking to expand its anti-diversion surveillance infrastructure by being able to search and analyze…

November 9, 2020

Elizabeth Warren Advocates to Formalize Barriers for Pain Patients

Five lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, have renewed their demands for the DEA to double down on its policy of…

October 13, 2020

How COVID-19 Is Driving Risks in the Illicit Benzodiazepines Market

The life conditions imposed by the pandemic are leading many Americans to seek mental health treatment for the first time.…

August 5, 2020