October 23, 2019

‘Pick Your Poison’ traveling exhibit hits Shiffman Medical Library

"Saturday night, Craigville, Minnesota, 1937" courtesy of Library of Congress

The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions” will open at Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library with a special panel discussion from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

RSVP here.

The library is located at 320 East Canfield in Detroit. The panel discussion is open to the public and will feature experts on the opioid crisis, the effect of intoxicants on driver performance, substance abuse from the public health perspective, and provider prescribing. Panelists include Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Randall Commissaris, Ph.D., and Insaf Mohammad, Pharm.D., BCACP; the School of Medicine’s Angela Jacques Tiura, Ph.D., and the College of Nursing’s April Vallerand, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN.

The free exhibit will remain at Shiffman Medical Library through Dec. 14. It explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace, including history and use of tobacco, alcohol, opium, cocaine and marijuana.

Visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/pickyourpoison/index.html for more exhibit information.

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