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Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic

Wiland, Harry, (filmmaker). Media Policy Center (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (178 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Media Policy Center, 2018.

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Participant or Performer Note:
Ed Harris
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Media Policy Center in 2018.
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When members of the medical profession take the Hippocratic oath, they never imagine that the drugs they prescribe for pain would kill or destroy the lives of their patients. But that has been happening all across America since the year 2000. Did the pharmaceutical companies, who created and marketed opioids as ́safe, non-addictive treatment for paiń, realize they were unleashing a modern plague? Or was it a deliberate marketing effort?. DO NO HARM reveals the truth and what we need to do to stop this man-made epidemic.. Many have called the Opioid Epidemic the greatest man-made public health crisis ever. In America, there are over 90 opioid overdose fatalities every day -- 8 every hour. 300,000 deaths since 2000. How did we allow this to happen? Working closely with Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), DO NO HARM conducts an exhaustive investigation into the beginning of this public health catastrophe, its geo epicenter, and what we can do to reverse its deadly impact.. "...this passionate and disturbing film traces the origin of the worst man-made epidemic in history. It should be required viewing for anyone interested in tackling the opioid addiction epidemic." - Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, Brandeis University
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Health.
Genre: North American Studies
Documentary films.

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