Published 13 March 2019
On March 21, 2019, Donald S Burke, MD, Dean, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, will deliver the keynote address at the Cato Institute Harm Reduction: Shifting from a War on Drugs to a War on Drug-Related Deaths conference. This conference, featuring clinical and research experts in epidemiology, public health, addiction treatment, and harm reduction, will examine the record of various harm-reduction modalities in the developed world and will consider their potential for improving the problems caused by drug prohibition. Dr. Burke will speak on "Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the U.S. from 1979 through 2016". This event will be livestreamed at www.cato.org/live on Thursday, March 21 from 8:15am-3:15pm.
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