After the passage of California’s Proposition 47, which reduced criminal penalties for drug possession, felony drug arrest rates declined and racial disparities among these arrests decreased.
A new study records discrepancies in the reporting of cases of newborn exposure to illicit substances to state agencies in Illinois.
Journalists rely on three types of research papers most often in their work: White papers, working papers and peer-reviewed journal articles. We explain each, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses.
Do looser advertising standards produce well-informed consumers, or drive needless demand? We examine the research.
Police officers rarely use force to apprehend and detain criminal suspects and, when they do, the majority of suspects are not injured, according to an analysis conducted by a team of mostly medical doctors.
While the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic is often discussed as a white issue, new research indicates that prescription opioid use in black adults is just as high.
Cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, is a marijuana extract associated with therapeutic benefits. We gathered research that evaluates these claims.
New research indicates that safe injection sites help people who use drugs access treatment.
Research on the history, pharmacology and toxicology of kratom, a "herbal high" that's new to the U.S.
One-third of African American men have been convicted of a felony, according to data recently published in
Demography. For white men, the figure is less than half that.