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This week, The Washington Post features a fantastic article about the Opioid Industry Documents Archives (OIDA) project!

Read the article:

Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers


Johns Hopkins co-manages a vast digital archive of documents from lawsuits brought against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies. The files—emails, sales reports, and other evidence—reveal how the opioid industry sought to increase sales of drugs they knew to be addictive and deadly.

The Opioid Industry Documents Archive is a digital repository of material generated by state and federal lawsuits against drug companies and managed by Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at San Francisco. The JHU side of the project is led by individuals from across the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing, including our very own Dr. Jeremy Greene.

Mary E. Fissell, PhD

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the 2022 AAHM Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY last weekend, we are delighted to relay the news that our own Dr. Mary Fissell has just been been elected to the leadership of the American Association for the History of Medicine—to a roomful of acclaim and applause! This is no small honor and no small task: for the next six years Mary will serve first as Vice President, then as President, and then as Past President.

Please join us in congratulating Mary on this well-deserved recognition of her scholarship, mentoring, vision, and leadership in the field of the history of medicine!