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Heroin news and analysis from The Nation
December 15, 2017
These Pharmaceutical Companies Are Making a Killing Off the Opioid Crisis
Why do the manufacturers of naloxone, the life-saving overdose antidote, keep hiking the price?
November 13, 2017
America Is Losing Yet Another Drug War—in Afghanistan
Opium is the fundamental factor driving the Taliban’s success, but try telling that to Donald Trump.
December 7, 2016
Did the Opioid Epidemic Help Donald Trump Win?
New research shows that Trump made huge gains in counties with the highest rates of death from drugs, alcohol, and suicide.
September 14, 2016
A New Generation of Freedom Fighters Is Taking It to the Streets—and the World
As schools, states, and corporations redraw their borders, young people are launching transnational campaigns to fight back.
June 14, 2016
Can Zephyr Teachout Win a Seat in Congress?
The anti-corruption crusader, who gave New York Governor Cuomo a run for his money in 2014, is one of several promising Berniecrats running this year.
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March 11, 2016
The Senate Just Passed a Bipartisan Drug Bill—One That’s Not Meant to Put People in Prison
Lawmakers are finally talking about addiction as a public health issue.
April 1, 2015
The Indiana HIV Crisis Didn’t Have to Happen
Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?
March 23, 2015
The US’s ‘War on Drugs’ Has Spiraled Dangerously Out of Control
It didn’t work in Afghanistan, so let’s do it in Mexico.
June 4, 2014
Why We’re Shocked by White Heroin Use
Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?
August 21, 2012
A World of Hillbilly Heroin
The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.