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The CDC released a report on the deadliest drugs in America this year. Fentanyl surpassed oxycodone for the top spot.
To compare addictive drugs, scientists averaged 3 factors: physical harm, dependency or addiction, and social harm. Here are the top in the dependency category.
San Francisco’s dirtiest street has an outdoor drug market, discarded heroin needles, and piles of poop on the sidewalk
Residents of Hyde Street's 300 block report having to hose down urine in front of their offices or hold their breath to avoid the stench of feces. It's located in the Tenderloin neighborhood, which houses both extreme poverty and extreme wealth.
Mexican troops are in the streets to fight the drug war, and the country’s defense chief says legalization may be ‘a way out’
Mexico's defense minister said Friday that legalization could be a solution to the country's drug-related violence, and his comments are the first of their kind from a high-ranking military official.
US-led counterdrug efforts in Afghanistan have failed to reduce narcotics cultivation and production, but the US hasn't been the recipient of that increased production.
The drugs are picked up on banknotes, tables, and surfaces.
Every year, thousands of patients receive a prescription for drugs ranging from morphine to fentanyl — and every year thousands of people die from an overdose.
"As the scientific data [has] clearly revealed, compounds in kratom make it so it isn’t just a plant — it’s an opioid," FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.
Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, despite internal turmoil and outside competition, has expanded its involvement in the heroin trade, feeding the US's opioid epidemic.
Despite increased eradication efforts, opium cultivation and production both hit record levels in the country this year.