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  1. 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.
  2. public health
    New York City Should Open Facilities Where Heroin Users Can Shoot UpIt’s a smart public-health idea that has caught on in parts of Canada and Europe, but which hasn’t made much headway in the States.
  3. In an Act of Extreme Sanity, Canada Approves Prescription HeroinWhat if you treated addiction as something to be treated rather than punished?
  4. crimes and misdeamnors
    NYPD Arrests 22, Finds 14 Kilos of Heroin in Massive Drug BustThe also found a gallon of liquid PCP and lots of guns.
  5. addiction
    The Case for Ithaca’s Proposed ‘Safe’ Space for Heroin UsersThis isn’t just about keeping heroin users safe — it’s about keeping cities safe. And it’s already working in Europe.
  6. Police Seize 100 Pounds of Heroin in QueensThat’s $14 million worth of heroin.
  7. recovery
    What It’s Like to Be on the Heroin-Blocking Drug VivitrolThere’s only ordinary life to contemplate — in all its beauty and banality.
  8. crimes and misdemeanors
    New Jersey Man Caught Pushing ‘Ebola’-Branded HeroinToday in questionable marketing decisions.
  9. crimes and misdemeanors
    Drug-Dealing Charges Dropped Against Philip Seymour Hoffman ScapegoatMusician Robert Aaron took the fall after the actor’s death.
  10. drugs
    Heroin Deaths Way Up in New York City, Especially Among White Men With MoneyThe numbers last year were the highest in a decade.
  11. drugs
    NYPD Officers to Start Carrying Heroin Antidote The city is receiving $1.2 million to purchase naxolone.
  12. drugs
    Heroin in New York City, by the Numbers“We’re kind of the head of the Hydra,” says the city’s special narcotics prosecutor.
  13. sad news
    Peaches Geldof ‘Likely’ Died of a Heroin Overdose [Updated]News from the inquest. 
  14. crimes and misdemeanors
    MTA Driver Used Bus to Pick Up $3 Million Worth of HeroinWithout straying from his route.
  15. crimes and misdemeanors
    Long Island School Bus Driver Accused of Selling Heroin Between TripsBusy lady.
  16. stupid criminals
    Bronx Man Tries to Retrieve Heroin From Lost and FoundHe claimed he left “children’s medicine” in a rental car.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    Police Respond to Noise Complaint, Find Heroin MillPro tip: Don’t answer the door holding weed.
  18. crimes and misdemeanors
    Accused Hoffman Dealer Hit for Tabloid QuotesA judge slammed his decision to talk to the press.
  19. drugs
    A Heroin Blogger Speaks, After Philip Seymour HoffmanBehind the “Yelp for heroin,” Jynxies Natural Habitat. 
  20. drugs
    Heroin Review Blog Rated Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘Ace of Hearts’ BrandThe drug received a 7.5 last month.
  21. Hoffman Autopsy Report Frustratingly InconclusiveMore tests needed.
  22. sad things
    Four Arrested in Investigation of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s DeathAs tests find no additives in the heroin found in his home.
  23. very sad things
    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Last Days Sound Pretty Grim [Updated]New details as police search for the drug that killed him.
  24. sad things
    Wanted: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Drug DealerPolice reportedly found 44 bags of “Ace of Spades” heroin in the late actor’s apartment.
  25. crimes and misdemeanors
    Heroin Dealers Offer ‘iPhone,’ ‘NFL,’ and ‘Government Shutdown’ Varieties Also: “Olympic 2012,” “McDonald’s,” and “Lady Gaga.”
  26. photo op
    ‘Obamacare’ Covers Massachusetts HeroinSpecially branded drug baggies!
  27. crimes and misdemeanors
    Bringing Heroin to Jury Duty Not a Fireable Offense for TeacherFiring is “excessive and shocking to this court’s sense of fairness.”
  28. Arrest Report
    Oops! Dream Hotel Owner Vikram Chatwal Arrested With Cocaine, Heroin, Pills, andThe hotelier kept his stash in a baggie in the crotch of his pants, apparently.
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    Two Heroin Factories Busted in the BronxIt was heroin.
  30. crimes and misdemeanors
    Heroin Dealer Kept a Trusty NYPD Officer AroundHe gave him gun tips and a parking pass.
  31. crimes and misdemeanors
    Heroin Much Cheaper in NYC Than Long IslandA drug ring was busted for selling to customers from out east.
  32. drugs
    Drug Dealers Increasingly Prefer to Operate in Gentrifying AreasTricky, tricky.
  33. drug problems
    Woman’s Remarkable Vagina Hid 54 Bags of HeroinAnd $51 plus change.
  34. vices
    Alcohol Causes More Harm Than Heroin, Crack, or CocaineStudy proves selfless people prefer heroin or crack.
  35. Mediavore
    Mass. Economy Better Than Rest; McRibs Go NationalPlus more in our morning news roundup.
  36. la vida lohan
    Guys, There Is a Perfectly Logical Explanation for Those Lindsay Lohan Heroin PicturesLindsay’s a diabetic, duh.
  37. weird things
    Koppel’s Son Had Heroin, Cocaine, and Prescription Drugs in System at Time of DeathThis contradicts the story of his accidental binge death as told by the only two witnesses.
  38. won't somebody please think of the children?
    ‘How to Inject Heroin’ Pamphlets Will Live OnSociety destined to fall to pieces any minute.
  39. won't somebody please think of the children?
    Why Does the Health Department Want Our Children to Use Heroin?In case you wanted to know how to shoot up, here’s how.
  40. stupid crime of the day
    Douglas Gal Pal Allegedly Used Summer-Camp Smuggling Techniques for HeroinHeroin in an electric toothbrush? Really?
  41. crazytown
    Preppy Killer’s Girlfriend Gets to Serve Probation, Still Loves Her ManAfter 22 years of a mutually destructive relationship, Shawn Kovell goes on loving Robert Chambers.
  42. quote machine
    Leonardo DiCaprio Warns Zac Efron to Steer Clear of SmackPlus: Will Oldham is no fan of Wes Anderson.
  43. Mediavore
    Beatrice Inn Can’t Reopen Yet; Seamless Web Goes MobilePlus: A crackdown on sugary drinks in schools and more, all in our morning news roundup.
  44. huge surprises
    Novelist Obessed With Mythmaking Novelists Unexpectedly Accused of MythmakingRoberto Bolaño allegedly made up his addiction to heroin. How Archimboldian!
  45. overnights
    ‘Weeds’: Now With Heroin — and Murder!Heroin, yes, heroin. Smack, junk, horse.