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Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic

Wiland, Harry
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 pain”, 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

Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic

Media Policy Center, 2018.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.

Title from title frames.; collection; In Process Record.

Ed Harris

Originally produced by Media Policy Center in 2018.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Wiland, Harry, filmmaker

Media Policy Center (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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