Early in the 21st century, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barry Meier exposed society to the corporate causes of the opioid epidemic in his book “Pain Killer.” In a talk, Meier discusses how Purdue Pharma marketed OxyContin to customers even with a full understanding of the drug’s addictive potential. Carmichael Auditorium, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, 85 Waterman Street.