Christopher Moraff, The Daily Beast

Christopher Moraff

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

Synthetic Weed Is Back, Bigger Than Ever, and Scary as Hell

Just when the overdose crisis fueled by fentanyl couldn’t get any worse, a flood of synthetic cannabinoids is here. Experts say the new generation is more unpredictable than ever. → Read More

Fake Pain Pills Killed Prince and Thousands More Americans

The singer was an over-the-top icon, but his death from a fentanyl overdose is becoming increasingly common. → Read More

Trump Is Freaking Out About the Wrong Border: Killer Fentanyl Is Coming From Canada

While Trump raged about building a wall on the southern border, a lab in Calgary was pumping out 18,000 counterfeit OxyContin per hour. Inside the new threat north of the border. → Read More

Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone

Dr. Robert DuPont practically invented the term ‘gateway drug’ in the 1980s. Now he’s back with radical ideas on how to fight the war on drugs. → Read More

Inside a Philadelphia Prison, a Parenting Movement Grows

The F.A.C.T. program connects dads to kids on the outside. → Read More

Fixing an Urban Housing Crisis That Most People Can’t See

Invisible to the untrained eye, a state-run network of halfway houses is undergoing badly needed reform. But will the change go far enough? → Read More

Addiction Doctor: DEA Shut Me Down So Mayor Could Clean Up Town

All the charges against Larry Ley have been dropped, but his clinic is gone. The bust was a politically motivated effort to help developers, Ley claims. → Read More

Timeline: 50 Years of the White House “Helping” With Crime

What we've learned from federal policing since 1967. → Read More

New Laws Force Drug Users Into Rehab Against Their Will

Involuntary commitment laws are being opened up to allow some people to be detained for overdosing or even having visible track marks—in some cases up to 90 days. → Read More

Bill Cosby Beats Rape Case After Jury Deadlocks

Despite new evidence and graphic testimony, a jury deadlocked on the question of his innocence or guilt. → Read More

Cosby Jury Hears Accuser Cry: ‘I Heard Grunting Behind Me’

Kelly Johnson described in almost identical detail what prosecutors say happened to Andrea Constand. The actor’s defense promises a bombshell. → Read More

Jury Can’t Decide If Bill Cosby Is Innocent or Guilty

Jurors told a judge they are deadlocked in the comedian’s sex-assault case, even after asking several rounds of questions. He may go free. → Read More

Bill Cosby Said He Was a ‘Dirty Old Man’ After Allegedly Raping Andrea Constand

All he did wrong, the actor said in 2006, was get involved with a much younger woman. She says he drugged and violated her. → Read More

Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand Breaks Decade of Silence: ‘I Wasn’t Able to Move’

More than 50 women have accused him of sexual assault, but today was the first time one testified before a criminal jury. His defense tried to break her but didn’t. → Read More

Suboxone Creator’s Shocking Scheme to Profit Off of Heroin Addicts

The company behind America’s most popular drug to treat addicts actually claimed its pills could kill kids to get a new patent and $1 billion. → Read More

Narcan Prices Are Skyrocketing and Cities Are Begging for Help to Buy It

Naloxone is 4,000 percent more expensive than when it was invented in 1971, and the price has doubled since 2014. Local governments can’t keep up. → Read More

Digitizing the 21st-Century Prison

Modernization can make incarceration a different kind of education. → Read More

Beware of “Big Data Hubris” When It Comes to Police Reform –

Crunching the numbers can help, but it’s no silver bullet. → Read More

The Stimulus Act Started a Cyber Crime Wave of Medical Data Theft

Thanks to the Recovery Act’s push to digitize health records, your most precious and valuable information is within the reach of most thieves. → Read More

Pennsylvania’s Mentally Ill Spend Years in Jail Without Trial or Treatment

Without enough beds in mental facilities, Pennsylvania is forcing the ‘mentally unfit’ to stay locked up. One has become borderline catatonic waiting for help. → Read More