Opioids, Our World in Crisis

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Barry Meier, the first journalist to report about the abuse of OxyContin in the early 2000s and author of Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic, will trace the history of the epidemic and give insight to how it can be fought. Registration online suggested. This is presented by a partnership with the Town of Westport's Department of Human Services, Positive Directions and the Westport Prevention Coalition.

Location: Westport Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Avenue

Barry Meier was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Meier is also a two-time winner of the George Polk Award. His reporting at the Times concentrated on the intersection of business, medicine, and the public’s health. During his career, he has exposed the dangers of various drugs and medical products, including a defective heart device and a generation of flawed artificial hips. Meier is the author of A World of Hurt and Missing Man.

Library resource guide on Opioid Addiction

Author photo credit Peter Eavis

Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic will be available for purchase and signing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Library.

Community partners: The Town of Westport’s Department of Human Services, Positive Directions and the Westport Prevention Coalition

 
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