Free webinar and workshop to learn how to use previously secret opioid documents May 5

The UCSF-JHU Opioid Industry Documents Archive (OIDA) is holding a webinar and workshop, Exploring the Opioid Industry Documents: Research Communities, Educational Opportunities, and Community Data on May 5, 2023.

This event will feature a webinar where scholars will discuss how they successfully used OIDA and other Industry Documents Library (IDL) collections. There will also be a hands-on virtual workshop that will help researchers navigate and explore the OIDA’s under-researched and rich collections. The webinar portion of the event is open to the public. The workshop session is open to those who register for this part of the event.

Please register here for the virtual workshop. Registration is free, but space is limited. Attendees will be chosen on a first come first serve basis.

Millions of once-private industry documents have recently been made public as a result of the nationwide litigation related to the opioid crisis. Over the past year a joint effort between UCSF’s IDL and the Johns Hopkins University has made them all accessible online: a repository comprised of opioid manufacturers, pharmacies, wholesalers, and consulting firms—with more to come.

In addition to revealing the central role these companies and pharmacies played in the opioid crisis, the documents also provide a rich set of sources for scholars in health policy, medical sociology, medical anthropology, business ethics, public health, law, legal history, history of medicine, history of public health, business history, and more.

Webinar: May 5: 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (ET) Free and open to the public. Link here.

Workshop: May 5: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. (ET). Register here.

Published by Stanton Glantz

Stanton Glantz is a retired Professor of Medicine who served on the University of California San Francisco faculty for 45 years. He conducts research on tobacco and cannabis control and cardiovascular disease/

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