When does it stop being a party and start becoming a problem? Is there a way to steer clear of addiction?

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Turning Off the Fentanyl Spigot

August 9, 2023 30 minutes


Mike McGowan


Michael Brown

Global Director of Counter-Narcotics Technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices


We know where the drugs come from. We know how the drugs get here. We know how they are made and distributed world wide. Michael Brown explains how current and advancing technologies can aid in the disruption of the flow of fentanyl. 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). As Mr. Brown explains, understanding the drug distribution chain is only the beginning. It takes pressure, cooperation, and political will to stop the flow. To book Michael Brown for engagements or for media requests, contact Evan Bloom, Fortress Strategic Communications, at [email protected]. More than 100,000 individuals lost their lives last year to synthetic opioid overdoses in the United States. If you want to know what you can do locally, get involved, support prevention activities, call or email legislators, ask your local school what they are doing to educate the students, and, most of all, talk to your children.


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