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Opana was a painkiller twice as strong as Oxycontin. Like most opioids sold in the US it was easy to snort, until one day it wasn’t: Its manufacturers, Endo Pharmaceuticals, rigged it with crush-resistant technology in 2012. Within months the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana’s history was underway—addicts had taken to…
Police in northwestern Germany have recovered thousands of ecstasy tablets worth around $45,900 shaped to look like our bloated yet chalky leader, Donald Trump. Can you picture yourself under any circumstances putting Trump’s head in your mouth?
As Mixael Laufer tells it, the vision came to him in El Salvador. Laufer was visiting Central America as a human rights envoy, touring a tiny, rural mountain town with the Marin County Peace and Justice Coalition. When he arrived at the town’s medical clinic, it had just run out of birth control.
Marijuana has a healthier image than many other drugs (or, depending on who you ask, alcohol), and it can ease symptoms like nausea that tend to crop up in pregnancy. But we are accumulating evidence that marijuana is probably not a great idea to use if you’re pregnant. In particular, the THC component can affect a…
Following news from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office that Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea, the full autopsy report now reveals the actress had cocaine, heroin, and MDMA in her system when she went into cardiac arrest on December 23, 2016.
It’s the season of music festivals, plein air drug markets with bands. But go easy on the hippies. Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival habitually has drug-related deaths–at least 13 since a 22-year-old reportedly intoxicated man was run over and killed while trying to cross the highway last year.
Using any kind of drug comes with some inherent risks, but there’s no denying some drugs are safer than others. According to this year’s Global Drug Survey, munching on magic mushrooms is one of the safest ways to trip.
Like a very large succulent plant, Scott Baio requires attention every once in a while—whether he’s telling liberal snowflakes to “grow the blank up” and quit with “all of your antics of Russia,” or coldly speculating that his former Happy Days costar Erin Moran died of a drug addiction and remembering her as an…
Perhaps you recall Rachael Leigh Cook’s memorable 1997 anti-drug commercial, in which she smashes not only an egg, but an entire kitchen, in an effort to illustrate the deleterious effects of snorting heroin. Now Cook and her egg-smeared frying pan are back—but the message is very different.
Yes, you read that correctly. Harry Potter! Arrested! Weed!
Harrison Garcia, who has been referred to as a “27-year-old schmuck” by his own defense lawyer, currently awaits trial in Miami, having been accused of illegally selling marijuana, Xanax, and lean. Garcia reportedly referred to himself as the “CEO of Purple Drank,” and his Instagram handle is muhammad_a_lean.
Data released by the United Nations find that the United States isn’t just first in the world in commissioning memoirs from Twitter users and putting cookies on sticks and frying them—we’re also first in overall opiate use.
One of the few things left to look forward to is the annual release of data that shows which European city is doing most of its cocaine supply, by scientists who determine such by analyzing the cocaine in various sewers. Usually it’s London, but this year, in an interesting twist, Antwerp is doing all the blow.
If you need a reason to never try the newish drug Flakka beyond the threat of zombie-like psychosis and/or acting like Helen Hunt from that After School Special about PCP, look no further from the clip above, which comes from a special episode of Intervention subtitled “Flakka’s Five Dollar Insanity.” Nine months…
Moschino is currently selling a collection full of pill prints, such as an $895 wool sweater dress at Saks, and a $745 leather shoulder bag at Selfridges, both from the line’s Spring/Summer ‘17 capsule line. It’s all clearly in designer Jeremy Scott’s oeuvre of attempting to whimsically translate the American everyday…
A man traveling from Thailand to Australia was able to make it through a 9-hour flight with 110 packets of cocaine hidden in his body, but—upon his arrival at the Sydney Airport—informed the police what he had done.
A 21-year-old woman in the small town of Hawley, Pennsylvania is facing life in prison for selling heroin to a person who then died of an overdose. Brittany Ann Banscher is being charged under a new initiative that’s aggressively targeting heroin trafficking in Pennsylvania. It’s part of a growing number of states…
Just because you’re smuggling $30 million dollars’ worth of cocaine in your suitcase doesn’t mean you can’t live it the fuck up before you get caught.
Barack Obama earned a new presidential record by commuting the sentences of 214 people this week, the highest number of shortened sentences in one day since 1900, according to a White House press release.