Live Virtual Program: The Untold Story Of The Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis In U.S. History

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Details

Please Note: This is a virtual program via ZOOM. Participants will receive a link to the meeting via email once they have registered.

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.

Free, registration is required. 

Please be advised that the Library makes no warranties and/or representations concerning the virtual programs. Your decision to participate in the programs is an express consent on your part to waive any and all claims against the Library which may result from said participation and hereby release and discharge the City of Danbury / Danbury Public Library from any and all liabilities.

Event Type(s): Author & Book Talks
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Jason Dearen
(203) 797-4505

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