Denver will become the first city in the United States to effectively decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, the hallucinogen also known as “shrooms.”
Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers reached a settlement with Oklahoma totalling $270 million. The state claims the company caused thousands of Opioid deaths.
A recent survey of high school students revealed that almost 1% of American teens knowingly used flakka, a dangerous synthetic psychostimulant.
Former CEO of pharmaceutical company, Insys, pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe opioids. Michael Babich could serve 25 years in prison.
In the final month of 2018, the CDC has released a report of the drugs that have been involved in the most deaths from 2011 to 2016.
Recently, the prevalence of hashtags has been coopted by online drug dealers selling everything, from #opioids like #OxyContin to the deadly #fentanyl.
Back in April, we warned of a growing synthetic marijuana outbreak. Now, another strain has struck in Connecticut and caused 100 overdoses.
More and more frequently, states have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It essentially comes down to two factors: advertising and distribution.