The study is one of several documenting the perverse impact of an intervention aimed at reducing substance abuse.
The government has doubled down on failed policies, citing deeply flawed studies and misrepresenting data.
The Republican presidential candidate ignores the lethal impact of the drug policies he avidly supports.
The researchers reached a similar conclusion about overdose trends in Washington, where penalties for simple possession were reduced in 2021.
Prohibition is at the root of the hazards that have led to record numbers of opioid-related deaths.
Our political leaders envision a future in which high-tech implants snitch about our use of painkillers.
Painkiller reflects an indiscriminate anti-opioid bias that has caused needless suffering.
Many of the problems the state is experiencing are caused by the continuing impact of prohibition.
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.
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?
Two New Jersey women who gave birth last fall suffered harrowing ordeals thanks to their breakfast choices.
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On Friday, the DEA unveiled a plan to restrict doctors' ability to prescribe controlled drugs over telehealth.
The paper pushes modest reforms while endorsing continued criminalization.
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.
A Former Obama Drug Policy Adviser Blames 'Libertarianism' for 'Fueling San Francisco's Drug Crisis'
Stanford University psychologist Keith Humphreys misconstrues libertarianism and ignores its critique of prohibition's deadly impact.
The year’s highlights in buck passing feature petulant politicians, brazen bureaucrats, careless cops, loony lawyers, and junky journalists.
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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After losing access to opioids, many patients can’t live with constant pain.
The CDC's New Opioid Prescribing Advice Still Invites the 'Misapplication' It Blames for Harming Patients
The damage done by the original guidelines, including undertreatment and abrupt dose reductions, could have been avoided if the CDC had not presumed to advise doctors on how to treat pain.
Myths about drug-laced Halloween candy just won't go away—no matter how stupid they become.
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.
As per usual, politicians' response to negative effects of the drug war is…more drug war.
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The CDC, which issued disastrous pain treatment advice in 2016, is still pushing a narrative contradicted by recent data.
Supervised facilities aim to make a dent in the dramatic increase in overdose deaths.
SCOTUS Rules That Doctors Who Write Prescriptions in Good Faith Can't Be Convicted of Drug Trafficking
The unanimous decision will rein in prosecutions that have long had a chilling effect on pain treatment.
Doctors Adriane Fugh-Berman and Jeffrey A. Singer debate the harms of prescription opioids.
Doctors Adriane Fugh-Berman and Jeffrey Singer debate the harms of prescription opioids
Doctors can’t help people in pain because of restrictive opioid policy.
According to new CDC numbers, the death toll rose 15 percent last year after jumping 30 percent in 2020.