Stanford Health Policy Forum

Shaping a Better Future for Health Policy

The Stanford Health Policy Forum is an ongoing series of discussions and presentations designed to inform public debate about major health policy issues. All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Painkiller: How OxyContin ignited the opioid epidemic

Please join us for a fireside chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barry Meier and Stanford School of Medicine's Chief Communications Officer Paul Costello

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Time: 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Location: Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


Barry Meier

Barry Meier was the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin. He was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Meier is also a two-time winner of the George Polk Award. His reporting at the Times concentrated on the intersection of business, medicine, and the public's health. During his career, he has exposed the dangers of various drugs and medical products, including a defective heart device and a generation of flawed artificial hips. Meier is the author of A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine's Biggest Mistake, Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran, and Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic. He lives in New York City with his wife and their daughter.


The Dean's Message

Welcome to the Stanford Health Policy Forum! I am very happy that we have a venue for Stanford and the broader community to discuss the pressing health care policy issues of the day. Please join the conversation.

Dean Lloyd Minor

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