Confronting the opioid epidemic
March 07, 2019
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March 07, 2019
“I want you. I want you. I want you,” said Macy, whose latest work, “Dopesick,” chronicles the vicious path of the opioid epidemic across all races, ages, genders and socio-economic groups.
Macy came to Quinnipiac recently to give an unvarnished talk about addiction and the 72,000 people in America who died of drug overdoses in 2017 — 60,000 of them from opioids.
“I know from experience there are people in this room who have lost people to drug overdoses,” Macy said, offering her sympathies.
The author also laid out a scathing indictment of Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut-based maker of the painkiller OxyContin and the defendant in thousands of lawsuits.
Macy’s lecture was part of the university’s “Campus Cross Talk” series, focused this year on topics surrounding opioids and the opioid crisis.
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