A New CDC Study Shows a Dramatic Increase In Fentanyl Deaths
Between 2011 and 2016, drug overdose deaths in the United States involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl dramatically increased, according to a report released Thursday.
An Invisible Fentanyl Crisis Is Emerging on Mexico's Northern Border
The powerful painkiller has led to a considerable spike in overdoses in some border cities, but users are finding little support in trying to combat the scourge.
The Department of Justice Is Totally Wrong About Supervised Injection Sites
There are real reasons to debate whether it's worth opening these facilities in communities, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instead relies on unscientific fear-mongering.
Nebraska Becomes the First State to Use Fentanyl for a Lethal Injection
Officials in Nebraska used fentanyl to execute a death row inmate on Tuesday, marking the first time the powerful opioid has been used to carry out the death penalty in the United States.
Some Officials Worry a Cocaine Epidemic Is About to Hit the U.S.
Farmers in Colombia have been ramping up their coca planting and now seem ready to produce cocaine in unprecedented amounts, according to the DEA.
New CDC Data Shows a Jump in Opioid-Related Overdoses
Over 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016.
An Off-Label Use of Cheap Strips—to Test for Deadly Contaminants in Drugs—Gets the Backing of Science
Research is beginning to show that cheap strips can accurately detect deadly fentanyl, and encourages people to get high more cautiously.
Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Are All Getting Stronger in the U.S.
It looks like the marketplace for illicit drugs is getting more competitive.
There’s a Drug That Can Prevent Nearly Every Opioid Overdose Death. How Easy Is It to Get in Your State?
Pacific Standard looks at naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws nationwide.
The Instant Test That Can Tell Whether Users’ Drugs Are Cut With a Deadly Chemical
Vancouver has begun offering users instant test strips to verify whether their illegal drugs contain fentanyl.