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Illicit drugs news and analysis from The Nation
December 18, 2017
How the Justice Department Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis
Instead of criminalizing drug use, the Department of Justice should do these three things.
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?
October 20, 2017
Abolish the Drug Enforcement Administration
And use the savings to help the poor.
Alex S. Vitale
May 12, 2017
Welcome to the ‘War On Drugs,’ Redux
Punishing low-level drug offenders is back in style. Thanks a lot, Jeff Sessions.
February 6, 2017
The Advisers Inside Trump’s White House Want to Make War Everywhere
If only they could agree on where to begin.
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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.
November 3, 2016
The Philippines’ Drug Crackdown Is Creating an Atmosphere of Impunity for Anti-Union Violence
President Rodrigo Duterte’s government was elected on a pro-labor platform, but has so far failed to deliver.
October 27, 2016
The United States of Anxiety, Episode 6: Drugs, Gang Violence, and Other Suburban Problems
What does all of that have to do with Trump’s appeal?
June 29, 2016
In Some States, Defendants Can Be Charged Hundreds of Dollars Just to Face a Jury
And other ways our judicial system bleeds the poor with debt.
April 25, 2016
‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari
Addiction, according to Johann Hari, is less about drugs and more about human connection.