June 12, 2019
An Insider’s View of the Evolving Opioid Crisis: From Big Pharma to Illicit Labs
New York City - Invite Only
The French-American Foundation hosted its June Transatlantic Forum on the opioid crisis, a complex issue that encompasses accessibility to medical care, abuse of prescription drugs, the illegal drug trade, the law, and more. Our guest speaker was Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York.
Bridget G. Brennan: Bridget G. Brennan has been New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor since 1998. Appointed by the city’s five elected District Attorneys, Ms. Brennan is the first woman to hold that position. Ms. Brennan is in charge of an agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of felony narcotics offenses in the city’s five boroughs. In response to the opioid epidemic, the Office conducts complex investigations into the criminal distribution of heroin, fentanyl and addictive prescription drugs.
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