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Opioid epidemic news and analysis from The Nation
March 7, 2018
Is the Opioid Crisis Leading to a Spike in the White Incarceration Rate?
Though African Americans remain disproportionately impacted by the criminal-justice system, drug laws are locking up an increasing number of whites as well.
March 5, 2018
The Left Needs to Care About the Opioid Crisis
Progressives should learn from the past to respond to the overdose epidemic.
February 8, 2018
The Pentagon Sent $500 Million Abroad for International Drug Wars. What Happened Next Is a Mystery.
A report by the Defense Department’s inspector general raises questions about a combatant command with a history of scandals.
January 31, 2018
The Federal Government Is Unraveling—but the State of Our Cities Is Strong
Dispatches from the urban resistance, from Philadelphia to Seattle and beyond
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.
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December 15, 2017
Lil Peep’s Optimist Love Songs
Gustav Åhr was emo-rap’s most visible representative and the genre’s most mainstream success, but what set his music apart was not its despair but its deep sense of hope.
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?
December 1, 2017
Prosecuting Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women Helps No One
Kasey Dischman was charged with a crime for overdosing and delivering her daughter prematurely. She’s still in jail.
October 26, 2017
Can Supervised-Injection Sites Stem the Epidemic of Opioid Deaths?
If Trump were serious about reducing the number of fatal opioid overdoses, he might have considered this solution.
October 3, 2017
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic by Targeting Big Pharma’s Bottom Line
The Teamsters are fighting the profit-driven medical industry that is tearing their communities apart.