The same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
Colorful but violent personalities roamed the streets of Miami in the late 1970s and early 1980s when cocaine came to town and drug lords helped make it the murder-capital of America. In “Hotel Scarface,” journalist Roben Farzad recounts the story…
By PBS NewsHour
A new book tells the real-life story behind what inspired the movie "Scarface."…
By Elizabeth Flock
Government researchers dove into death certificate data to uncover what drugs are most commonly associated with overdose deaths in the United States. These deaths are on the rise, and heroin is becoming a primarily culprit.
By Laura Santhanam
As Colombian officials negotiate with FARC rebels to end the country’s 50-year civil war, the illegal drug trade -- used by the rebels to help finance their insurgency -- has become a major point of debate. Special correspondents Bruno Federico…
By PBS NewsHour
By Anna Christiansen
Researchers unveiled a breakthrough imaging technique Thursday that show what blood flow in the brain looks like on cocaine. For the first time, researchers have been able to prove “cocaine induced microischemia,” a precursor to stroke that arises when blood…
To understand more about the link between addiction and genes, science correspondent Miles O'Brien drinks a mixture of 30 grams of pure ethanol and Diet Coke, the equivalent of three stiff drinks, and undergoes a series of tests.
video interview with lab broll…
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