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Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
11.30.17
narco-deforestation

America's Opioid Epidemic Is Destroying the Rainforest

Narco-deforestation has been a long recognized phenomenon, but a growing heroin market is adding extra strain.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.26.17
addiction

Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas

America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
Troy Farah
4.18.17
Drugs

The Number of Heroin Users in America Grew Five Times in a Decade

Single white men without college degrees are most vulnerable to heroin disorders.
Ankita Rao
3.29.17
News

This Is the DEA’s Internal Dictionary of Drug Slang

Besides standards like "weed" and "pot," I'm still unsure of how often drug slang is actually used in the wild. But I am excited to share with you the US government's treasure trove of drug slang.
Jason Koebler
11.25.16
Drugs

This Tiny Implant May Disrupt America’s Opioid Addiction Problem

Think of it like a microscopic IV with no physical traces.
Luke Winkie
11.15.16
Drugs

This Heroin Epidemic Inspired a Bollywood Movie. But Nothing Has Changed.

An Indian state is trying to fight a rampant heroin epidemic once fueled by the police.
Sharanya Deepak
10.14.16
Canada

Canada Is Now Prescribing Heroin to Fight Addiction

The new policy hopes to wean addicts off of drugs by inviting them to medical clinics more regularly.
Madison Margolin
9.29.16
Drugs

The DEA Is Banning a Little Known Medicinal Plant Called Kratom

But there's not much evidence that it's actually dangerous.
Madison Margolin
9.22.16
Drugs

Dark Web Market Bans Synthetic Opioid Fentanyl After Recent Deaths

The administrators gave vendors 48 hours to remove any fentanyl related items.
Joseph Cox
8.31.16
Features

The Secret Life of a Silk Road 2.0 Mastermind

“At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people.”
Joseph Cox
3.10.16
uk

A UK Psychiatrist Is Calling for Psychedelic Drugs to Be Reclassified

James Rucker argues that LSD and magic mushrooms shouldn't be more legally restricted than heroin and cocaine.
Victoria Turk
5.27.15
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