"We're going to build a wall...I am not going to sit there and let sex trafficking go unabated," DeSantis said.
The study is one of several documenting the perverse impact of an intervention aimed at reducing substance abuse.
A New York Times podcast tells a story about both the drug war and institutional incompetence.
A 2022 Canadian case involving what looks like a stoned mistake seems to be the closest real-world example of this purported danger.
Just as there are adult reasons for vape companies to sell flavored vape pods, there are adult reasons for drug dealers to color their fentanyl.
The culprit is prohibition, not lax border policing.
The Republican presidential candidate ignores the lethal impact of the drug policies he avidly supports.
Prohibition is at the root of the hazards that have led to record numbers of opioid-related deaths.
Legislators abuse the emergency label to push through spending that would otherwise violate budget constraints.
While the lethal effects of Iran’s booze ban are widely recognized, politicians ignore similar consequences from U.S. drug laws.
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A House-approved bill that the president supports would expand the draconian penalties he supposedly wants to abolish.
An expanded surveillance state can’t solve problems created by drug prohibition.
The emergence of the animal tranquilizer as an opioid adulterant illustrates once again how the war on drugs makes drug use more dangerous.
The life-saving drug stops opioid overdoses as they happen, restoring breathing and preventing death. Why did it take so long for the FDA to expand its use?
There's little reason to believe that any of the tactics Republican politicians are proposing would be effective in keeping fentanyl out of the country.
Both parties are complicit in the lethal policies that gave us fentanyl disguised as Percocet.
The agency's action ignores the government's own role in creating a black market in the first place.
It is hard to find evidence of this "disturbing trend."
The paper pushes modest reforms while endorsing continued criminalization.
As Biden mentioned fentanyl deaths in his State of the Union address, Republicans called on him to close the border. But "open borders" aren't to blame for overdoses.
Here's an Officer Who Might Have Actually ODed From Fentanyl Contact—but Not Because He Just Touched It
A North Carolina detective may have inhaled a significant amount during a drug bust.
Another officer claims to have been laid out just by being close to the drug. That’s not how it works.
Naloxone could be available without a prescription by spring.
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"Keep safe from COVID by following CDC advice to wear a mask."
Myths about drug-laced Halloween candy just won't go away—no matter how stupid they become.
U.S. citizens traveling through legal ports of entry—not undocumented immigrants—are primarily to blame for fentanyl inflows.
Even though no one's trying to give your kid rainbow fentanyl this Halloween, it hasn't stopped journalists from repeating the myth.
"I'm skeptical that [dealers] would try to target children where there is not an existing market," says Sally Satel.
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As per usual, politicians' response to negative effects of the drug war is…more drug war.
San Francisco's New D.A. Leans Into Prohibition, Will Roll Back Plea Agreements Offered by Her Predecessor
"We have to make changes now to save lives," Brooke Jenkins said, announcing tougher penalties for fentanyl dealers.
According to new CDC numbers, the death toll rose 15 percent last year after jumping 30 percent in 2020.
An increasing number of overdoses were the result of fentanyl and methamphetamine, each of which have proliferated amid government crackdowns.
Congress Should Not Legalize Marijuana, Marco Rubio Says, Because Black-Market Weed Is 'Laced With Fentanyl'
The Florida senator has a long history of defending prohibition, but it has not improved his arguments.
Tom Cotton's Absurd Question About Contacting a Heroin Dealer's Victims Reveals a Drug Warrior's Demagoguery
The mindlessly punitive senator grilled Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson about her resentencing of a drug offender.
The actor's overdose death was a tragedy, but overzealous prosecution of the dealers who sold him the drugs will only make the problem worse.
A medical myth that responders can overdose by touching or inhaling synthetic opioids may lead to harsher jail sentences.
Less punitive responses to drug addiction are good, but what about people still stuck in federal prison?
The meager evidence cited by Connecticut officials makes their warnings seem overwrought.
A drug that treats opioid addiction may also be abused. That’s not a good reason to restrict access.