Ben Westhoff – Fentanyl, Inc

Infinite Loops | 16 November 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ben Westhoff about his book Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Created the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic. Discusses his investigation of the fentanyl drug crisis, the failure of the War on Drugs, the role played by Big Pharma, naltrexone –the antagonist that can prevent overdose deaths, how he speaks to his children about drugs, what most Americans misunderstand about poverty, and more.

See also the ChinaTalk interview.

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Sam Quinones on Meth, Fentanyl, and the Least of Us

EconTalk | 11 October 2021 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sam Quinones about his book The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth. Describes the devastation caused by methamphetamine and fentanyl, the latest evolution of innovation in the supply of mind-altering drugs in the United States. Argues that the latest versions of meth are more emotionally damaging than before and have played a central role in the expansion of the homeless in tent encampments in American cities. Explores the rising number of overdose deaths in the United States and what role community and other institutions might play in reducing the death toll.

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Chasing the Dragon: Fentanyl, China, and the Opioid Crisis

ChinaTalk | 23 October 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Westhoff, author of Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic. Describes his investigation of the industry developing and manufacturing recreational drugs in China for export to the West.

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