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Do No Harm

Do No HarmThe Opioid Epidemic

Based on the PBS three-part mini series, Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic follows author and director, Harry Wiland as he works to unearth the history and truth behind America’s rampant opioid crises, and investigates how this crisis ballooned into an epidemic fueled by Big Pharma’s ploys, the... more

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Based on the PBS three-part mini series, Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic follows author and director, Harry Wiland as he works to unearth the history and truth behind America’s rampant opioid crises, and investigates how this crisis ballooned into an epidemic fueled by Big Pharma’s ploys, the medical community’s obliviousness, and policymakers lack of oversight.

The Opioid Epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation. More people die each year from an opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. The statistics are staggering. Do No Harmspotlights experts, journalists, and public health crusaders who are combating the special interests of Big Pharma and informing the world on how an aggressive pharmaceutical mass marketing campaign for the new drug OxyContin misled doctors and the public into our current crisis of death and addiction.

Wiland highlights the stories of those hit hardest by prescription opioid addiction and overdose death, and sheds light on how whole communities have been ravaged by the spread of addiction. Despite regional health experts, local government, law enforcement, journalists, and the DEA’s efforts to combat the epidemic, people continue to die at an alarming rate from prescription drug overdoses.

The chapters of this book chronical this epidemic in all its complexity from many perspective including the plight of the millions of Americans who suffer from opioid addiction. People, young and old on the rocky road to recovery, tell their harrowing stories, current victories and on-going struggles with the disease.

Harry Wiland, Co-President and Co-CEO of Media Policy Center (MPC) (www.mediapolicycenter.org), with a MFA in Film & Television from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He is the Co-Executive...more

Reviews

Do No Harm . . . is going to be essential to educating the public about the harms of the opioid epidemic, its roots and what they can do about it.

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, The American Public Health Association

Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic rightfully exposes the opioid lie we have been living in America for decades… It’s time to help our communities heal and recover.

Greg Williams, Executive Vice President, Facing Addiction with NCADD