Latest from Nick Kirkpatrick
Johnson & Johnson, a company more widely known for baby powder and Band-Aids, became a major supplier of narcotic raw materials to the U.S. thanks to a Tasmanian breed of poppies.
  • Mar 26, 2020
The streets of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and others are abandoned as authorities tell people to stay at home to stop the spread of covid-19.
  • Mar 24, 2020
Patrick Angel spent decades overseeing the destruction of Kentucky's land. After a painful epiphany, he's devoting himself to making Appalachia green again.
  • Feb 13, 2020
A scholarship, a medal and a trip home: You’ll never guess what happened next at the State of the Union.
  • Feb 5, 2020
Washington Post staff photographer Salwan Georges has covered the havoc ensued from the opioid epidemic over the past year.
  • Dec 30, 2019
Victory on the battlefield came swiftly. Coping with the aftermath took longer than most expected.
  • Dec 9, 2019
What kids are eating — and where, when and why — in eight schools across the country
  • Oct 28, 2019
A group of lawmakers pushing for legislation to address the epidemic watched bills languish and expire, sometimes at the behest of powerful interests, they say.
  • Sep 20, 2019
We visited locations that reveal the beauty, mystery, wildness and audacity of science.
  • Aug 16, 2019
Opioid victims lament destroyed lives after a previously unreleased database reveals how many drugs flooded their towns
  • Aug 8, 2019