From Oxycontin to Fentanyl: Addicting America with Pharmacist Mike

    Jul 5, 2023

    In this episode, Michael Brown speaks with "Pharmacist Mike."  They discuss the effects of narcotics, such as oxycontin, heroin, and fentanyl, and the difficulty of breaking addiction.

    This episode also touches on the American pharmaceutical industry's pricing power and the need for a balance between regulation and promotion for research and development.




     

    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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