19 episodes

Concerned about the Opioid Crisis? Veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson addresses the complex issues of prescription abuse head on and provides a 360 degree view of the problems surrounding the Nation’s #1 killer. He knows first hand the devastation caused by the opioid crisis having reported on his own Nashville Mayor Megan Barry who lost a son to opioid addiction. In each of the 15 minute episodes, Wilson tells the story of the opioid epidemic as seen through the eyes of those directly impacted including: the siblings and parents of overdose victims, social workers, law enforcement officers, doctors who prescribe the medicines, government officials and even a writer who has been covering the story for over 20 years. This podcast is a public service to bring information into the homes and to educate those concerned parents, teachers and pharmacists who are seeking to know more about the opioid problem and solutions.

Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope Host Brian Wilson

    • Health & Fitness

Concerned about the Opioid Crisis? Veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson addresses the complex issues of prescription abuse head on and provides a 360 degree view of the problems surrounding the Nation’s #1 killer. He knows first hand the devastation caused by the opioid crisis having reported on his own Nashville Mayor Megan Barry who lost a son to opioid addiction. In each of the 15 minute episodes, Wilson tells the story of the opioid epidemic as seen through the eyes of those directly impacted including: the siblings and parents of overdose victims, social workers, law enforcement officers, doctors who prescribe the medicines, government officials and even a writer who has been covering the story for over 20 years. This podcast is a public service to bring information into the homes and to educate those concerned parents, teachers and pharmacists who are seeking to know more about the opioid problem and solutions.

    Mary Sundeen – Sr VP of Corporate Communications, DisposeRx

    Mary Sundeen – Sr VP of Corporate Communications, DisposeRx

    With a background in hospice care, Mary Sundeen has seen opioids used appropriately as a tool for helping those at the end of life pass peacefully and without pain. But it's the diversion and misuse of prescription drugs that moved her to action. Now as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at DisposeRx, Mary has a strong message for our podcast. A message about site of use disposal the environmental impact of diverted drugs and how thinking as a society must evolve if we are to end the opioid crisis. The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/mary-sundeen-disposerx/ This podcast is underwritten by DisposeRx.com

    • 10 min
    Jessica Nickel – President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum

    Jessica Nickel – President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum

    Jessica Nickel is the President and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum. From the earliest years of her life she's been impacted by drug abuse and has made it her mission to advocate for the families of those who have had the same experience. Her refreshingly candid approach to public policy and the science of addiction has put her in the spotlight - a position she hopes to use to bring families together and carve a new pathway forward on how we view addiction. The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/jessica-nickel-addiction-policy-forum/ This podcast is underwritten by DisposeRx.com

    • 15 min
    Robert Verscharen – Executive Vice President of Commercial Development DisposeRx

    Robert Verscharen – Executive Vice President of Commercial Development DisposeRx

    If asked to conjure up an image of a pharmacist most people would envision a friendly medical expert in a white lab coat answering questions about prescriptions. And while the drug stores of yesteryear may have been replaced in many areas by big chains pharmacists themselves still hover near the top in the Gallup polling company's list of the most honest and ethical of professionals. Bob Verscharen is the Executive Vice President of Commercial Development at DisposeRx. He's also uniquely qualified to address the roll of the Pharmacist in the opioid crisis. The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/robert-verscharen-disposerx/ This podcast is underwritten by DisposeRx.com

    • 11 min
    Rick Werner – Co-founder James Werner Legacy Project

    Rick Werner – Co-founder James Werner Legacy Project

    At just 27 years old Rick Werner's son Jamie found himself at the intersection of bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Now, Rick tells Jamie's story and speaks of the legacy he hopes will be left by his son who loved life, and died much too young. The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/rick-werner-jamie-werner-legacy/ This podcast is underwritten by DisposeRx.com

    • 14 min
    Ed Rudnic, PhD – Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur

    Ed Rudnic, PhD – Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur

    From a humble modest kitchen in Potomac, Maryland Dr. Ed Rudnic and four friends developed the chemical compounds that would one day be called DisposeRx. Dr. Rudnic joins us for a trip back to that kitchen and answers the burning question: What exactly are crosslinking copolymers? The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/ed-rudnic-phd-inventor/ This podcast is underwritten by DisposeRx.com

    • 10 min
    Robert Bianchi – President, Prescription Drug Research Center (PDRC)

    Robert Bianchi – President, Prescription Drug Research Center (PDRC)

    The Drug Enforcement Agency is the federal law enforcement entity tasked with combatting drug trafficking. The DEA has sole responsibility for pursuing illegal drug operations in the U.S. and abroad. Bob Bianchi is the President and Chief of Scientific and Technical Affairs at the Prescription Drug Research Center. Formerly with the DEA, he brings a unique perspective to the opioid crisis in America.

    The entire transcript for this podcast can be found on our website here: https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/robert-bianchi-president-pdrc/ This podcast is underwritten by DisposeRx.com

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

Pat Richitt ,

Nicely done!

This is well-organized and produced overview of the bigest and least discussed crisis in our country and this podcast really handles it well.

Pat Richitt

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