With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
The toll of the opioid epidemic is often derived from toxicology reports. These rely on drug tests. A medical historian explains these tests and how they fall short of capturing why people are dying.
Opioids kill 100 people each day in the US, more than vehicular accidents. Those addicted are often left without treatment. An addiction researcher offers six steps to address the epidemic.
UK must now respond to arrival of fentanyl, which has for years been a major drug problem in the US and Canada.
Complaints about the ban of kratom, often used by recovering opiate addicts, have been vociferous, but not always backed by facts.
Despite the evident weakness of state institutions and accountability of elites, Guinea-Bissau is still a country that ‘works’.