The discussion during last night's debate grossly exaggerated the role of prescription pain pills in opioid-related deaths.
A safe place meant to help prevent overdose deaths is not the same as a crackhouse.
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.
Houston's Police Chief Insists That Cops Who Executed a Deadly Drug Raid Based on Lies 'Had Probable Cause to Be There'
Although the warrant was based on a heroin purchase that never happened, Art Acevedo says, there was other, unmentioned evidence that would have justified a search.
Blaming opioid makers for the "opioid crisis" may be emotionally satisfying, but the reality is more complicated.
Americans Spend Nearly As Much on Illegal Drugs As They Do on Booze, Which Shows What a Ripoff Prohibition Is
A new RAND report puts spending on marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at $146 billion in 2016.
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
But Justice Department officials want to stop them.
Just last night the president said he wants to stop the spread of HIV. This move won't help.
Spoiler alert: It wasn't heroin.
Only if you are using heroin, fentanyl, or dangerous drug mixtures
Former Gov. Ed Rendell says he's willing to defy the feds and risk arrest to reduce overdose deaths.
His argument: If San Francisco lets people shoot up, they won't be able to order them into drug treatment through the courts.
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.
San Francisco was supposed to have sites up and running this month. It does not.
Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George will no longer prosecute misdemeanor buprenorphine cases.
When the cure for the "epidemic" proves worse than the disease, it's time to try something new.
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.
They will be privately funded and operated by nonprofits.
The city's new district attorney also supports the idea.
The Drug Policy Alliance documents an unjust prosecution trend that makes opioid fatalities more likely.
The panel wants to make prescription analgesics even harder to obtain.
Moral judgment of drug users overrules solutions that fight overdoses and halt the spread of disease.
The mayor's task force has also recommended the idea.
Lawmakers consider bill that lets eight counties experiment with safe spaces to use illegal drugs.
Some would rather have overdoses than risk "destigmatizing" addiction.
New Study Finds Heroin Users Less Likely to Overdose If They Know What Drugs They're Actually Taking
Heroin user take smaller doses if they know they're also taking fentanyl.
The CDC supplies more evidence that the war on drugs is making heroin more lethal.
The more drug warriors crack down on opioids, the more dangerous they become.
A Middletown, Ohio, lawmaker wants paramedics to stop treating to overdose patients after two strikes.
Yet the DEA wants to ban it.
Let doctors exercise their best professional judgment and prescribe opioids-free from the chilling effects created by monitoring government agencies.
You'd think Lake County must be some sort of trafficking hotbed. It's not.
Supervised injection sites keep drug users alive and prevent the spread of disease. So why doesn't the U.S. have a single one?
A new study highlights the gap between rising heroin use and rising heroin deaths.
Heroin hysteria is in full swing this year.
An estimated 111,000 excess premature deaths occurred in white individuals between 1999 and 2014