Pain Killer

Mr. Meier talked about his book, Pain Killer: A “Wonder” Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death, published by Rodale Press. In the book, the… read more

Mr. Meier talked about his book, Pain Killer: A “Wonder” Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death, published by Rodale Press. In the book, the author tells the story of the development, testing, approval, and use of Oxycontin. The drug, an analgesic derived from opium, was originally introduced to help cancer patients and others living with severe and chronic pain. However, Oxycontin grew popular among addicts, who abused the drug to get high. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close

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Pain Killer

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Program ID:
181278-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 17, 2004 | 8:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 29, 2004 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 17, 2004 | 8:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2004 | 1:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2004 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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