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Heroin news and analysis from The Nation
January 31, 2019
Forget the Wall—the Opioid Crisis Is Trump’s Real National Emergency
Opioid overdoses claimed nearly 50,000 American lives in 2017 alone, more than 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
November 9, 2018
Switzerland’s Experiment With Addiction Treatment
Prescribed heroin cuts crime and saves lives.
March 22, 2018
Why Trump’s Call to Execute Drug Dealers Matters
Prosecutors across the country are already applying Trump’s “tough” approach through the use of drug-induced-homicide laws.
March 5, 2018
The Left Needs to Care About the Opioid Crisis
Progressives should learn from the past to respond to the overdose epidemic.
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?
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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.
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.