Soho Forum Debate: Andrew Kolodny vs. Jeffrey Singer

June 7, 2022

June 7, 2022

6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

$6 - $32

Event Description

Debate Tickets

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Adriane Fugh-Berman vs. Jeffrey Singer



America’s overdose crisis is the result of doctors over‐treating patients with opioids.


For the affirmative: 

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD is a Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology with a joint appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Fugh-Berman codirects the M.S. program in Health and the Public Interest. She also directs PharmedOut, a GUMC research and education project that promotes rational prescribing, exposes the effect of pharmaceutical marketing on prescribing practices and has had a profound impact on prescribers’ perceptions of the adverse consequences of industry marketing. Dr. Fugh-Berman has authored many key articles in peer-reviewed literature on the area of industry influence on medicine, including the first studies in the medical literature about how the pharmaceutical industry influences surgeons, pharmacists, basic scientists, and individual patients.


For the negative: 

Jeffrey A. Singer, MD is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He is principal and founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., Arizona’s largest and oldest group private surgical practice. He was a regular contributor to Arizona Medicine, the journal of the Arizona Medical Association from 1994-2016. He served on the Advisory Board Council of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University (2014-2018) and is an adjunct instructor in the Program on Political History and Leadership at ASU. He writes and speaks extensively on regional and national public policy, with a focus on health care policy and the harmful effects of drug prohibition. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals as well as major national and regional journals and periodicals. He received a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.D. from New York Medical College, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.



About the Event:

Debate Location:

The Sheen Center

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

Debate Details:

6:00 PM: Doors Open

6:30 PM: Meeting Convenes

Reception Location:

Gene Epstein & Hisako Kobayashi’s Apartment

55 Great Jones Street

Reception Details:

8:00 PM: Doors Open

Food and drink are included with a Reception ticket

Please note: in order to attend the reception you must purchase a Debate + Reception ticket.

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ALL tickets must be reserved in advance.


The Soho Forum

About the Organizers

The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in downtown Manhattan, which features topics of special interest to libertarians, and which aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community. Founded and moderated by Gene Epstein, the former economics editor of Barron's, the Soho Forum runs Oxford-style debates that enable the audience to vote on the resolution both before and after each debate, and also includes a question-and-answer period in which audience members engage with the speakers. A wine-and-food reception follows. Please sign up to our mailing list to keep updated about these events:

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