Fantanyl, Inc. with Ben Westhoff

 In Addiction, Health, Opioid Crisis, Pain

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Date: September 9, 2019

Episode Description

America has declared a War on Drugs.  The well known opioid crisis is being discussed and turned into a household phrase.  But what does it mean?  What is the real crisis?  Are pain patients abusing their medication and overusing Fentanyl?  Or is there something deeper going in with the drugs people are accessing on the streets?  With greed at the helm, derivatives of Fentanyl are sold over the internet and the street drugs are no longer what they used to be.  With inconsistencies, no regulations, and no information on the sudden changes in the drugs, people are dying.  Discussing this and all details of his book “Fantanyl, Inc.” is Ben Westhoff.

Guest Information

Ben Westhoff is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of Original Gangstas on the birth of West Coast rap and Dirty South on the southern rappers who re-invented hip-hop. He has written about culture, drugs, and corruption in the Wall Street JournalRolling Stone, the GuardianVice, and elsewhere. He lives in St. Louis.

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