OxyContin created the opioid crisis, but stigma and prohibition have fueled it

False narratives about drug addiction and policies that are not supported by research are deepening the overdose epidemic in the US.

Emily B. Campbell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of the Holy Cross • conversation
Sept. 16, 2021 ~11 min

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma may settle legal claims with a new 'public trust' that would still be dedicated to profit

The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.

David Herzberg, Associate Professor of History, University at Buffalo • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~10 min

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