The Opioid Industry Documents Archive - on archiving the epidemic

Episode 5,   Feb 28, 2023, 04:52 PM

Join us in our conversation with Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, and Jason Chernesky, PhD, about the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. Both based at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Alexander is a practicing internist and epidemiologist, and Dr. Chernesky is a historian of medicine and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Opioid Industry Research Postdoctoral Fellow. Taking the OIDA's collection of documents as the starting point, we discuss commercial determinants of health, geographies of empathy across American drug epidemics, what litigation documents can tell us about public health, and writing the “second draft” of the story of the opioid epidemic. 

Industry Documents Library 
Truth Tobacco Industry Documents 
Polina Ilieva 
Rachel Taketa 
G. Caleb Alexander, et al. “The Opioid Industry Documents Archive: A Living Digital Repository” (2022) 
Cecília Tomori 
David Herzberg, White Market Drugs: Big Pharma and the Hidden History of Addiction in America (2020) 
Caroline Jean Acker, Creating the American Junkie: Addiction Research in the Classic Era of Narcotic Control (2006) 
Tom Lippincott 
Beth Macy, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (2018)