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Southbury Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

ZOOM- The Untold Story Of The Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis In U.S. History

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Lectures

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

Event Details

Join investigative journalist Jason Dearen for a presentation based on his book Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, A Deadly Disease and learn about the true crime story of America’s deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it. The book recounts the story of their hubris and fraud, discovered by a team of medical detectives who raced against the clock to hunt the killers and fungal meningitis causing the deadliest drug contamination outbreak spreading from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts to multiple states throughout the country, killing more than 100 people and infecting thousands. The author will share how you can protect yourself from medicines created in unregulated compounding pharmacies.

Jason Dearen is an award-winning journalist for the Associated Press and was a 2018-2019 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. His work appears regularly in hundreds of newspapers and websites, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA Today, and The New York Times.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is being held in partnership with the Danbury Public Library.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at rrandall@biblio.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.