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Dreamland: Sam Quinones Explores America's Opiate Epidemic (Webinar)
September 05, 2017
Sponsoring
Organization(s):
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence
City: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Country: Satellite/Web Based
Event Site: Online
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Additional
Information:
Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and his latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015), for which he traveled across the United States.

Dreamland recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: the first being a pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive.

Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Nayarit, Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the United States, and take that system nationwide - riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast.

The collision of those two forces has led to America's deadliest drug scourge in modern times.
Event URL: https://rticqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/1178106013/event_landing.html?sco-id=1212188269
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