Prohibition has driven opioid-related deaths to record levels.
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.
It might represent justice in this case. But the approach is rife for abuse.
Recycling a government press release is not good journalism.
Restricting access to pain medication drove nonmedical users toward black-market substitutes.
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A new investigation of Pennsylvania prosecutions confirms that the defendants are often friends or low-level dealers.
Leaked police documents show how U.S. counterterrorism agencies spread myths and panic about fentanyl.
A new Drug Policy Alliance report highlights this puzzling and dangerous inconsistency.
Illicit fentanyl and heroin accounted for the vast majority of opioid-related deaths, while only 1 percent of cases involved drugs for which people had prescriptions.
The discussion during last night's debate grossly exaggerated the role of prescription pain pills in opioid-related deaths.
Federal drug prohibition played a big role in creating the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, the government is also slowing the spread of one possible solution to it.
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Bad science and panics by those who want to escalate the opioid drug war.
A RAND report highlights the importance of new synthesis methods, cheap international shipping, and online distribution aided by privacy-protecting technologies.
Blaming opioid makers for the "opioid crisis" may be emotionally satisfying, but the reality is more complicated.
Irrational fear of incidental contact with opioids can lead to criminal charges that make overdose bystanders less likely to call 911.
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Such scaremongering poses a potentially deadly threat.
You can’t overdose on fentanyl simply by touching it.
The paper suggests that more drug law enforcement is the solution to a problem created by drug law enforcement.
The government can't stop the flow of illegal drugs, but it can always make them more deadly.
And once again, Trump is distracted from real policy by symbolic brutality.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office made a mistake.
Deaths involving pain pills and heroin are falling, while deaths involving fentanyl and its analogs continue to rise.
Journalist Christopher Moraff talks about a better way to report on drug culture in America.
New data show the share of opioid-related fatalities involving fentanyl analogs is rising.
Federal prosecutors didn't need more leverage against drug offenders, but they're going to get it anyway.
The government's efforts to get between people and the drugs they want have not prevented drug use, but they have made it more dangerous.
The president has never encountered a problem he can't imagine solving with violence.
Emergency scheduling won't fix the fentanyl crisis, no matter what Jeff Sessions claims.
The DOJ has indicted two Chinese nationals for sending fentanyl to the U.S. Now what?
New CDC data finds fentanyl deaths doubled in 2016.