Opiates, Pain, and Pizza

Why It’s a Great Time to be a Heroin Dealer in America by Sam Quinones
Friday, Oct 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The first program of the academic year, on Friday, 9 October 2015 at 1:00 pm (note the new time), will be a presentation by Sam Quinones (Journalist, Los Angeles Times and elsewhere; and author, Dream Land) on "Opiates, Pain, and Pizza: Why It’s a Great Time to be a Heroin Dealer in America".

Sam Quinones will discuss the research for his recent book (Dream Land: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic) and his findings outlining the paths that lead from prescription analgesics to heroin addiction, and the changing parameters of the illegal drug market in 21stcentury America.

Location: History and Special Collections for the Sciences, located on the 4th floor of the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, 12-077 Center for Health Sciences

Coffee and light refreshments will be available for attendees who confirm before 12:00 noon on Monday, October 5th, when we place the catering order. (Please be advised that we require reservations because of university policy; we must submit a list of confirmed attendees when placing our catering order.)

Seating is limited; reservations are REQUIRED. Please RSVP to reserve if you plan on attending. There may not be seating available for drop-ins on the day of the forum.

Reservations may be made by contacting History & Special Collections for the Sciences (voice: 310.825.6940; email: speccoll-medsci@library.ucla.edu). 

This UCLA History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Forum (this is the 30thmeeting of the series) is made possible by the History & Social Studies of Medicine Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and by History & Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Library Special Collections.