The Untold Story Of The Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis In U.S. History

Join investigative journalist Jason Dearen for a presentation based on his book Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, A Deadly Disease and learn about the true crime story of America’s deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it.

Two pharmacists sit in a Boston courtroom accused of murder. The weapon: the fungus Exserohilum rostratum. The death count: 100 and rising. Kill Shot is the story of their hubris and fraud, discovered by a team of medical detectives who raced against the clock to hunt the killers and the fungal meningitis they’d unleashed.

Jason Dearen turns a spotlight on this tragedy–the victims, the heroes, and the perpetrators–and the legal loopholes that allowed it to occur. Kill Shot forces a powerful but unchecked industry out of the shadows.

Jason Dearen is an award-winning journalist for the Associated Press and was a 2018-2019 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. His work appears regularly in hundreds of newspapers and websites, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA Today, and The New York Times.

Free, registration is required. Please Note: This is a virtual program via ZOOM. Participants will receive a link to the meeting via email once they have registered.

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