Syringe exchange and harm reduction programs don’t just hand out clean needles, they can provide a safe place for drug users to find care and a path to treatment, says Jamie Favaro of Next Harm Reduction. From handing out needles…
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it will soon begin testing three drugs currently used for other diseases to see if they might help patients suffering from the coronavirus.
By Associated Press
In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in Washington, D.C., say they have enough signatures for a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics such as certain mushrooms.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
By Jim Gomez, Associated Press
A total of 2,367 police officers have been fired, 4,100 suspended while the rest were reprimanded, demoted, had their salaries forfeited or deprived of certain privileges.
By Associated Press
Federal authorities said the seizure, which they value at $1.1 billion, is the largest cocaine haul in the history of U.S. Customs.
By Maria Verza, Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
Heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over its traditional territory in northwestern Mexico or seen its international reach curtailed.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The struggle against HIV may be undergoing a sea change.
The PBS NewsHour Weekend reporting team is gathering stories about the high cost of prescription drugs and patients’ experiences at the pharmacy.
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