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March 20, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)
4850 Rosewood Drive
Roeland Park, KS 66205
3 weekly sessions-$50 / person
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Osher Institute Lifelong Learning The Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Johnson County Park and Recreation District in partnership with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas are pleased to bring you a collection of courses designed for adult learners. No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it. This course will focus on the causes, victims and treatment of America’s Opioid epidemic. We will examine the pharmaceutical industry’s direct-to-consumer advertising programs, drug distribution, pricing, lobbying, false claims litigation, pharma payments to doctors, and its effects on health care costs. We will look at the relationships within the drug supply chain, FDA’s drug approval process, and advertising rules, psychotropic prescription drugs prescribed to military veterans, and their relationships to the veteran suicide rate. If time allows, we may review drug bills introduced by Congress.