"All we want to do is save some young people from dying needlessly," says former Gov. Ed Rendell, who's on the board of Safehouse, the nation's first supervised injection site to operate out in the open.
The answer may depend on how you measure patients' legal access to cannabis.
A jail in rural Maine sought to withhold an inmate's opioid addiction medication, increasing the chance that she would relapse and overdose upon release.
The agency’s acknowledgment of the suffering caused by its prescribing advice may be too little, too late.
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The Authors of the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Advice Say It Has Been 'Misimplemented' in a Way That Hurts Patients
The CDC decries abrupt, involuntary dose reductions and patient abandonment without acknowledging its responsibility for those unintended but foreseeable consequences.
They made 50 arrests, but almost all were for immigration offenses.
Seeking to Clarify Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, CDC Joins FDA in Decrying 'Mandated or Abrupt Dose Reduction'
The CDC's advice has been widely interpreted as requiring involuntary tapering of medication so it does not exceed an arbitrary threshold.
Nearly two decades of data from Canada show that such facilities reduce overdose deaths.
But Justice Department officials want to stop them.
Kirsten Gillibrand Says Her Limit on Opioid Prescriptions 'Is Not Intended to Interfere With These Decisions'
If the senator really believed "all health care should be between doctors and patients," she would not be proposing a one-size-fits-all rule for pain treatment.
Putting the government at the center of health care means putting politics at the center of doctor-patient relationships.
The paper suggests that more drug law enforcement is the solution to a problem created by drug law enforcement.
The agency's opioid advice has led to arbitrary dose reductions, denial of care, senseless suffering, and suicide.
Just last night the president said he wants to stop the spread of HIV. This move won't help.
Ending the spread of HIV is within our reach, but the administration's approach to opioid abuse is a problem.
Philadelphia's innovative treatment program for incarcerated opioid users is failing. Is it because doctors don't want to treat opioid addicts?
Only if you are using heroin, fentanyl, or dangerous drug mixtures
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
Success attributed to tools like naloxone, not punitive drug wars.
The government can't stop the flow of illegal drugs, but it can always make them more deadly.
The crackdown on analgesics continues to push nonmedical users toward deadlier alternatives.
The physician group says widespread "misapplication" of the guidelines is hurting patients.
On the upside, agency promises to review over-the-counter drug rules, approve more new drugs, and liberate French dressing.
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.
The passage of tax reform 2.0 blows a huge hole in the budget, and a much-touted opioid bill might just make the crisis worse.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein condemns "havens" for drug users, notwithstanding their proven benefits.
The feds insist it's just a coincidence that an opioid task force targeted the one road to Burning Man as the event ramped up.
The president wants to sue pharmaceutical companies for telling the truth about the addictive potential of their products.
Deaths involving pain pills and heroin are falling, while deaths involving fentanyl and its analogs continue to rise.
"I said, 'Well, can you test me again? And I ate a poppy seed bagel this morning for breakfast,' and she said, 'No, you've been reported to the state.'"
Journalist Christopher Moraff talks about a better way to report on drug culture in America.
It's time to stop punishing people for their addictions.
Is a mom who passed drugs along to her infant via breastfeeding a real community threat?
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.