Pell Center hosts screening of “American Addict”
As part of its Story in the Public Square initiative, the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will host a screening of the documentary “American Addict” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Joseph Grady, senior fellow for public policy at the Pell Center.
“American Addict” unveils how America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the addicted. America represents 5 percent of the world’s population but consumes 50 percent of the world’s prescription pills and more than 80 percent of the world’s prescription narcotics.
This film reveals the relationships between the FDA, big pharma, physicians and the media that are in place to ensure that medical problems are treated primarily with pills. The consequences that result from this practice result in overuse, abuse and unnecessary deaths.
For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact the Pell Center at (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.