Supervised Heroin Shooting Galleries: Coming to a Public Housing Site Near You?

Vancouver is facing an unprecedented number of opioid overdoses, prompting the government’s housing partners to launch a new effort in hopes of curbing this deadly trend. The goal is to get intravenous drug users to use in designated supervised areas of public housing facilities, as opposed to injecting all alone where they could overdose without…

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Buckeye State Bucks at Big Pharma

An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to opioids. State officials lay much of the blame at the feet of Big Pharma. State Attorney General Mike DeWine claims several industry leaders “helped unleash a health care crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social, and deadly consequences in the State of Ohio.” Ohio Sues Big Pharma Ohio…

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  • Supervised Heroin Shooting Galleries: Coming to a Public Housing Site Near You?

    Vancouver is facing an unprecedented number of opioid overdoses, prompting the government’s housing partners to launch a new effort in hopes of curbing this deadly trend. The goal is to get intravenous drug users to use in designated supervised areas of public housing facilities, as opposed to injecting all alone where they could overdose without…

  • We’re One Step Closer to a Marijuana Breathalyzer

    What does Mary Jane’s breath smell like? Inquiring scientific minds are about to find out. A recent breakthrough has pushed potential manufacturers one step closer to the creation of a marijuana breathalyzer. And, surprisingly, it works by measuring the vapor pressure of THC (the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana). The Challenges of Design Tara Lovestead, chemical…

  • History Channel Explores “America’s War on Drugs”

    No one gets a closer view of America’s war on drugs than the officers and drug traffickers who stand on opposite sides of the battle line. What really goes on behind the scenes in each camp? What kind of power struggles wage? Who’s really behind the drug epidemic? The History Channel decided to get in…

  • First Responders Worry About Accidental Fentanyl Exposure

    Fentanyl. It’s known to be 50 times more potent than heroin, and a speck the size of a few grains of salt can kill. By now, you’ve probably heard of this beast and the toll it’s taken on so many lives around the country. A whopping 5554 people overdosed on the synthetic opioid in 2014,…

  • Portrait of the American Overdose: Do You Fit the Profile?

    Overdoses from illicit drugs and prescriptions painkillers claim a total of 45,000 lives in the US each year. Who are the people typically among these tragedies? You might be surprised. Statistics show that the profile many Americans envision when conjuring up images of a “typical” overdose victim is far from accurate. According to a 2014…

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