Taking drug makers to court, cracking down on traffickers, supervised injection sites—this is how the US is tackling the opioid crisis. What’s woefully absent? “More and better treatment”—a glaring need that is being bypassed by Congress, governors and journalists alike,…

Maritime routes along the East African coast have become central to the global heroin trade in recent years, enabled by a web of criminal players and political elites as European land routes become more difficult to bypass, according to new research. Drugs destined for the…

During France’s 1980s heroin epidemic overdose deaths rose 10% a year, but in 1995 a new policy allowed doctors to prescribe buprenorphine without special licensing or training. Within 4 years overdose deaths plummeted 79%, and primary-care doctors in the socialized health…

America’s heroin addiction has fueled heightened violence along Mexico’s Highway 51 in the Tierra Caliente region, where drug bosses command vigilante groups to control territory and drug transportation routes. More than 90% of America’s heroin comes from Mexico.  …

Heroin has hit the streets of Kenya and may endanger years worth of HIV outreach and prevention. Safe sex campaigns targeting heterosexual couples over the past 2 decades have reduced Kenya’s HIV infection rate from 11% to 6%. But the country has done little to reduce the…

Saying it could help ease the US drug overdose crisis, a panel of medical experts has advised the FDA to approve a new device to treat opioid addicts.