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Emily B. Campbell

Emily B. Campbell

Emily B. Campbell is visiting assistant professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross.

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Commentary: OxyContin created the opioid crisis, but stigma and prohibition have fueled it

By: - September 17, 2021

The highly contentious Purdue Pharma settlement announced Sept. 1 comes at a pivotal time for the U.S. overdose crisis: 2020 was the worst year on record, with over 93,000 Americans losing their lives to fatal drug overdose. The drug overdose epidemic, now more than two decades long, has claimed the lives of more than 840,000 […]