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Scientific Integrity, Big Pharma’s Influence, & The Cost of Opioid Drug Trafficking

April 12, 2022 PHI Media
Public Health Insight
Scientific Integrity, Big Pharma’s Influence, & The Cost of Opioid Drug Trafficking
Show Notes

Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic in the United States and Canada, a Biology professor, a single-mom, and an undercover FBI agent find themselves at the crossroads of the Opioid crisis as Big Pharma brings a new product to the market and drug trafficking runs rampant. This story is depicted in the fictional film, Crisis (2021), and in this episode, we will use the movie as a scaffold to discuss the drivers of the opioid epidemic in North America and the broader public health concerns for our society.

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Spoiler Alert: This episode contains spoilers and will almost certainly ruin the movie for you, so come back to this after you’ve had a chance to watch it. If you’ve heard of the movie and haven’t yet been convinced to watch, keep listening. It will be worth your while. For those who’ve already watched it, enjoy the ride.

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