Louise Vincent

What a Scare This Week About a Bad Batch of Heroin Shows Us About Drug Laws and Safety

One morning earlier this week, my phone began ringing. People were calling about what was being described as a deadly batch of “heroin.” People I have known for years and participants at the syringe exchange in Greensboro, North Carolina where I live. They were panicking about whether they, too, had used what had sent at least one exchange participant—I’ll call him “John”—to the hospital.

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