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  1. social studies
    What If Ozempic Is Just a Good Thing?The media has made the drugs about body politics and our obsession with thinness. They’re telling the wrong story.
  2. just asking questions
    What a Fraternity Drug-Dealing Ring Reveals About College Life NowThe multimillion-dollar frat-based crime syndicate speaks to an anxiety-ridden, drug-fueled Greek culture.
  3. fear vs. fun
    Phone, Keys, Wallet, Test StripChecking for fentanyl is becoming a necessary ritual of nightlife.
  4. psychedelics
    The Curious Life and Mind-Altering Death of Justin ClarkIt’s rare to become addicted to esoteric hallucinogens. But it’s not impossible.
  5. drugs
    The Pandemic Year Broke the Record for Fatal Drug OverdosesFentanyl and the isolation of quarantine proved deadly for tens of thousands of Americans.
  6. the other epidemic
    The Deadliest Year In the History of U.S. Drug UseHarrowing new data shows the pandemic created conditions that make using drugs more dangerous.
  7. drugs
    Legal Weed and Shrooms Won Big Last NightSix states and the District of Columbia passed drug decriminalization initiatives.
  8. opioid crisis
    OxyContin Maker Will Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges, AgainA new federal settlement holds itself out as justice. Reality is more complicated.
  9. opioids
    U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2019And initial data suggests that there were 42 percent more overdoses in May 2020 than there were the previous May.
  10. president trump
    Trump Conquered the GOP by Surrendering to Its EstablishmentThe president has forced congressional Republicans to put him above the law — but not above the conservative agenda.
  11. trade
    Trump Mulls Throwing Big Pharma Under the Bus to Save NAFTA 2.0The U.S. has long used trade deals as an excuse to export America’s high drug prices. Trump is reportedly willing to back away from that tradition.
  12. drugs
    South Dakota Debuts New Anti-Drug Campaign: ‘Meth. We’re On It.’The website — onmeth.com — isn’t helping clear up the intentions of the $449,000 advertising campaign.
  13. social science
    Taking the Right Lessons From Dion Waiters’s Weed Panic AttackThe Twitter jokes were fine, but there’s something serious going on here too.
  14. house democrats
    Nancy Pelosi’s Drug Plan Pits Trump’s Base Against GOP OrthodoxyPrice controls on prescription drugs are deeply popular with the GOP’s aging base — and deeply antithetical to GOP lawmakers’ ideology.
  15. war on drugs
    No, Fentanyl Isn’t a Weapon of Mass DestructionThe Trump administration is considering classifying fentanyl as a WMD – a move that has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics.
  16. marijuana
    White House Quietly Launches Initiative to Highlight the Evils of MarijuanaThe Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee is collecting info from government agencies on the “negative” aspects of marijuana use.
  17. the opioid epidemic
    Drug Overdoses Killed 72,000 in 2017, a New National RecordOverdose deaths now exceed the peak years for HIV, car crash, and firearm deaths.
  18. Rate of Babies Born to Opioid Addicted Mothers QuadruplesAnother study shows that workers in industries with high injury risk die of opioid overdoses more often than workers in other professions.
  19. The Radical Left’s Agenda Is More Popular Than the Mainstream GOP’sNew polls show that voters support a job guarantee, baby bonds, a public option for the internet, and government production of generic drugs.
  20. Trump’s Latest Idea for Solving the Opioid Crisis Is Executing Drug DealersAfter advocating for the idea in private, Trump is going public with the maniacal plan.
  21. the opioid epidemic
    Americans Invented Modern Life. Now We’re Using Opioids to Escape It.The scale and darkness of this epidemic is a sign of a civilization in a more acute crisis than we knew.
  22. war on drugs
    Trump Had a 24-Year-Old Former Campaign Staffer Serving As Deputy Drug CzarHe held one of the most important spots at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is coordinating the response to the opioid epidemic.
  23. Trump’s Solution to Opioid Crisis: Tell Kids Drugs Are ‘No Good’Trump’s suggestion comes as he rejects his drug commission’s recommendation to declare a national emergency.
  24. select all
    How an Online Drug Market May Have Pulled the Biggest Scam YetAlphaBay, an online bazaar for drugs and other contraband, disappeared over a week ago — and took millions of dollars with it.
  25. White House: It’s Ironic for Trump to Accuse Clinton of Drugging Before Debates“You’re telling me that the candidate who snorted his way through the first two debates is accusing the other candidate of taking drugs?”
  26. Trump Suggests Clinton Was on Drugs at DebateAt this point, Trump may spend the rest of the campaign “just asking questions.”
  27. Two U.S. Diplomats Were Reportedly Drugged in Russia Last YearIt’s part of a broader campaign of harassment against American officials in Russia.
  28. drugs
    The Obscure, Legal Drug That Fuels John McAfeeThroughout the software engineer’s bizarre downfall and remarkable comeback, his drug of choice has been a mystery — until now.
  29. This Music Simulator Claims to Get You High Through Your HeadphonesJust think of all the money you’ll save on…other stuff.
  30. drugs
    A Guide to New York’s First Weed DispensaryFor starters, why patients aren’t allowed to smoke it.
  31. The Men Making Captagon, the Drug Fueling ISIS “Everything daesh does is because of this pill.”
  32. today in police reports
    Penn Station Shooter Snorts Up in CustodyHe tried to hide the evidence under a table. It didn’t work.
  33. plot twists
    Martin Shkreli’s Super-Expensive Drug Has a New, Cheap CompetitorTuring Pharmaceuticals just got disrupted.
  34. Odom Reportedly Suffered Brain Damage, StrokeHe remains on life support.
  35. meth labs
    A Meth Lab Exploded Inside a Government BuildingJust say, “Oh no.”
  36. drugs
    Synthetic Weed Is Putting New Yorkers in the Hospital Again One hundred sixty this month.
  37. drugs
    4 Wesleyan Students Arrested After Almost a Dozen OD on ‘Bad Batch’ of MollyIt’s unknown what, exactly, their connection is to the overdoses.
  38. drugs
    11 Wesleyan Students Hospitalized After Taking MollyTwo are in critical condition. 
  39. weed
    Colorado Launches More Laid-back Marijuana PSAsMakes sense.
  40. weed
    Study Confirms What You Suspected About ColoradoThey love weed.
  41. weed
    Lawsuit Filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma Seeks to Harsh Colorado’s Mellow Not cool, guys.
  42. bill de blasio’s new york
    A Guide to NYC’s New Marijuana Policy Starting November 19, the NYPD will start making fewer arrests for possession of small amounts of pot.
  43. legalize it
    The Other Big Winner Last Night Was Legal WeedSilver linings (or at least something to dull the pain).
  44. crimes and misdemeanors
    New Jersey Man Caught Pushing ‘Ebola’-Branded HeroinToday in questionable marketing decisions.
  45. drugs
    Hunter Biden Still Gets to Be a Lawyer, Despite the CocaineNo conviction, no problem.
  46. weed-stained wretches
    High Times Hits Middle Age: How the Marijuana Magazine Stays Relevant Celebrating 40 years and legalization with the former outlaws.
  47. technology
    The DEA Is Catfishing Drug Dealers on FacebookWithout permission.
  48. drugs
    New York Wants to Import Medical Marijuana (for Now)Bureaucracy, man.
  49. drugs
    Why Not Drug Test Everyone via Sewage?Genius.
  50. new york’s finest
    NYPD Pays $33,000 Settlement for Confusing Jolly Ranchers With Crystal MethMore taxpayer dollars well spent.
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