The “stashes of tramadol recovered from Islamist militants like Boko Haram often outnumber bullets found in their hideouts. Aid workers say it is circulating in refugee camps. College students use it as an aphrodisiac. In the rural north of the country, subsistence farmers say it keeps them going for hours on end, a phrase echoed by sex workers in southern urban centers.” Buzzfeed: The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic.

+ “The US government missed the opportunity to curb sales of the drug that kickstarted the opioid epidemic when it secured the only criminal conviction against the maker of OxyContin a decade ago.” Interestingly, this story about a case back in the mid-2000s features Rudy Giuliani in a starring role, and a cameo by Jim Comey.