Coming November 21: Meet Barry Meier, the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin

November 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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New York Times investigative reporter Barry Meier was the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin. He will tell us about a 2006 Justice Department memo and its consequences for today’s wave of lawsuits against opioid makers. In this confidential memo, prosecutors who spent four years investigating Purdue Pharma wrote that its officials lied to the public and Congress about when the drug maker first learned of OxyContin’s abuse. The evidence contained in that document was “so critical that it had the potential to change the course of an American tragedy was kept in the dark for more than a decade, he explains in this gripping New York Times video.

Meier came to SPI in June 2016 to talk about former DEA ,FBI agent and licensed private investigator Bob Levinson, missing in Iran since 2007.

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