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Darknet Markets: Detrimental or Harm Reduction?

Darknet markets are underground marketplaces that operate using a heavily encrypted browser called Tor. On these websites one can find many illegal goods such as counterfeit currency, weapons, forged documents, and drugs. The birth of heavily encrypted web networks dates as far back as the 70’s when Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology students used …

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Fentanyl-Pressed Fake Oxycodone: A Rising Problem

Although we have thus far in our blog mostly discussed fentanyl adulteration of powders, fentanyl is also being used in fake pressed pills. Since the country became aware of the damage being done by prescription opioids such as Oxycontin (extended release oxycodone) and Percocet (instant release oxycodone), the prescription of those drugs has taken a …

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Naloxone Use Among Peers

Naloxone, also referred to by its brand name, Narcan, is an opioid antagonist that has been used by paramedics for decades as a method of reversing opioid overdoses. It comes in both injectable and intranasal forms. More recently, though, we have seen an increase in harm reductionists distributing naloxone among drug users for “at home” …

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Why We Are Here

Drug use is without question one of the most pervasive health issues in the United States today, with 70,737 overdose deaths in 2017 alone according to the CDC. That is roughly double the number of overdose deaths we saw in 2010. In that same timespan heroin overdose death rates specifically have almost quadrupled. What we …

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