National Press Club

The American Conservative’s 3rd Annual Crony Capitalism Conference

The American Conservative’s 3rd Annual Crony Capitalism Conference

June 12, 2019 8:30 AM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Opioid Outrage: How Cozy Ties between the Pharmaceutical Industry, Congress and Federal Agencies Hastened an Epidemic

June 12,2019, The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 8:30 am-11 am

The ugly truth behind a decades-long scandal in which pharmaceutical companies and distributors skirted laws, corrupted physicians, and mass marketed dangerous painkillers to an unwitting public has been finally exposed –unfortunately, only after hundreds of thousands of Americans have fallen prey to overdose and abuse with the number quadrupling in the last year alone.

Join us for this important discussion about how industry and government corruption facilitated this crisis.

Featuring a keynote by Tim Carney, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.
Introductory remarks will be delivered by Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel and Ambassador to the European Union.

The event showcases a diverse dynamic panel including:
• Hon. Mary Bono, former U.S. Representative for California’s 44th & 45th , 1998 to 2013. Ms. Bono currently sits on the board of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America).

• John L. Brownlee, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, successfully prosecuted Perdue Pharma in 2007.

• Chris McGreal, reporter for The Guardian and author of American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

• Moderator: Danielle Brian, Executive Director of The Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

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