Episode 22: When Science Goes Sideways – Nobel Prizes and Opioids

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To date, we’ve talked about all sorts of wonders associated with Science. We’ve discussed cutting edge testing and where things are possible and where they aren’t. But what about what I said back in the intro? What about the liars? What about the mistakes? It’s not always full visible spectrum light arcs and narwal like horses. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we talk about When Science Goes Sideways.


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Ryan, H., Girioon, L., Glover, S.; ‘You Want A Description of Hell?’ Oxycontin’s 12-Hour Problem. Los Angeles Times. 05-May-2016. https://www.latimes.com/projects/oxycontin-part1/

CDC; The Drug Overdose Epidemic: Behind the Numbers. CDC. Last reviewed 19-Mar-2020. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/index.html

Sherman, N.; Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty in $8bn Opioid Settlement. BBC News. 22-Oct-2020. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54636002

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