Student Organization Event

Grand Rounds The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl (Global Health Film Series)

Thursday 3/17 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Pitt Public Health and the Global Health Student Association Presents: "The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl." Pre-mix & mingle at 6-7pm. Film begins at 7pm followed by a distinguished panel discussion moderated by Dean Dr. Donald Burke. The documentary highlights how fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin. So potent, three grains are lethal to an adult. First synthesized in the 1960s, it’s been used to treat severe pain in cancer patients. Today, fentanyl has two main sources: the prescription drug industry, and Mexican drug cartels. And it’s the quiet culprit behind the current “heroin” crisis, one of the deadliest drug epidemics in American history. In the documentary above, “Death by Fentanyl,” Fusion’s The Naked Truth investigates the rise of fentanyl in all its forms … and its sometimes deadly consequences. In the stories, learn how FENTANYL FIRST HIT THE STREETS, Breaking Bad-style; how the drug HAS TRANSFORMED LIFE in one major U.S. city; and how some of its legal manufacturers also profit from drugs to reverse its deadly effects. Reception prior to movie begins at 6 p.m.

Last Updated On Monday, August 1, 2016 by Borkowski, Matthew Gerard
Created On Monday, March 21, 2016