The Opioid Industry Documents Archive (OIDA) invites you to Exploring the Opioid Industry Documents: Research Communities, Educational Opportunities, and Community Data. This event will feature a webinar where scholars will discuss how they successfully used OIDA and other Industry Documents Library (IDL) collections. We will also conduct a hands-on virtual workshop that will help researchers navigate and explore the OIDA’s under-researched and rich collections. The webinar portion of the event will be open to the public. The workshop session is only open to those who register for this part of the event. Please register here for the virtual workshop. Registration is free, but space is limited. Attendees will be chosen on a first come first serve basis.
Millions of once-private industry documents have recently been made public as a result of the nationwide litigation related to the opioid crisis. Over the past year a joint effort between UCSF’s IDL and the Johns Hopkins University has made them all accessible online: a repository comprised of opioid manufacturers, pharmacies, wholesalers, and consulting firms – with more to come. In addition to revealing the central role these companies and pharmacies played in the opioid crisis, the documents also provide a rich set of sources for scholars in health policy, medical sociology, medical anthropology, business ethics, public health, law, legal history, history of medicine, history of public health, business history, and more.
Webinar: May 5: 11:00 a.m.— 12:45 p.m. (ET) Free and open to the public. Link here.
Workshop: May 5: 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. (ET). Register here.
Jason M. Chernesky, PhD
CLIR Opioid Industry Research Postdoctoral Fellow
The Johns Hopkins University
History of Medicine, Rm 320
1900 E Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21205