naloxone

Fighting Words

Big Pharma’s Millions Won’t Solve the Opioid Crisis

Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
Maia Szalavitz
4.10.19
Harm Reduction

How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail

Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Maia Szalavitz
3.1.19
healthcare guides

This Is How to Get Health Insurance to Cover Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Although the Affordable Care Act is supposed to guarantee addiction treatment to anyone with insurance, people with opioid addictions still face a dysfunctional system.
Maia Szalavitz
11.6.18
Fighting Words

Dan Bigg Is a Harm-Reduction Pioneer and His Overdose Doesn’t Change That

Bigg brought the opioid antidote naloxone to the streets. But today’s poisoned drug supply makes saving lives harder than ever.
Maia Szalavitz
10.24.18
Culture

What ‘13 Reasons Why’ Gets Right About Heroin Addiction

Based on my experience as a former heroin user, and as a journalist covering addiction, the show’s depiction is refreshingly authentic.
Zachary Siegel
5.21.18
addiction

I Learned How to Treat an Opioid Overdose in 90 Minutes

The key points everyone should know.
Carson Kessler
4.18.18
united states of addiction

How to Get Naloxone

Everything you need to know about buying and using the anti-overdose drug.
Zachary Siegel
4.6.18
united states of addiction

The Maker of OxyContin Is Funding Efforts to Fight Addiction: Is It ‘Blood Money’ or Charity?

Purdue Pharma, whose top-selling painkiller, OxyContin, helped fuel the opioid epidemic, now wants to help treat it—or at least salvage its own reputation.
Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
3.15.18
united states of addiction

Staten Island Fought Back Against the Opioid Epidemic

Suburbs and small towns in middle America may be the poster children for the opioid epidemic, but there was an equal storm brewing five miles south of Manhattan.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.27.17
addiction

Even After Overdosing, Most Pain Patients Still Get Opioids

It didn't matter if the overdose was on heroin or prescription painkillers.
Troy Farah
9.26.17
united states of addiction

OxyContin Maker Has Now Been Sued by Six States

Is Big Pharma going the way of Big Tobacco?
Jesse Hicks
8.15.17
yikes

New Strain of Fentanyl Is Resistant to Our Only Overdose Antidote

Acrylfentanyl is scary stuff.
Amber Brenza
6.30.17
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