From Methadone manufacturer to Marijuana advocate. I’m Stephen Goldner, ask me anything!
My short bio: My name is Stephen Goldner and I have had a long and interesting career in the pharmaceutical industry. My whole career has revolved around drugs. I have studied them, diagnosed them, identified them, written about them and won over 240 FDA approvals for drugs and related devices. I started out working as Supervisor Forensic Toxicologist at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City. Amongst the 18,000 autopsies where I performed and supervised the toxicology evaluations, a large number of deaths were caused by inappropriate use of drugs, bad drugs or drug wars.
I co-founded 2 start ups and sold them three years later. One was focused on a process I developed - a safe way to prescribe and consume methadone which revolutionized the use of methadone and which got hundreds of thousands of people off heroin and out of a life of crime. The other was based around urinary testing for drugs - which I also discovered.
Since then I have worked for two Pharma companies helping them get FDA approvals for drugs, including serving as FDA Advisor to the NIH.
I am the founding Chairman of the USA CannabisLaboratory Standards Setting Committee and the USA Cannabis Clinical Trials Standards Setting Committee. Both of these are run under the auspices of the Foundation Of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) which is is the first and only national organization in the United States to develop accredited quality and safety based cannabis standards.
Throughout my career I have worked at all levels of the pharmaceutical business to better peoples lives. I have given TED talks and have spoken at the UN UNGASS meeting on drug policy. I am using my knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry to set up marijuana based businesses.
edit: I have also created a new Marijuana based drug that I am currently looking for investors for. The pill is a revolutionary treatment for pain that is fast acting and nonaddictive. Ask me about the development process and how I am trying to get funding.
edit: Thank you for the questions everyone. I'm leaving for now but will try to answer any questions you leave here later on.
edit: My website where you can contact me www.stephengoldner.com
My Proof: Urinalysis Paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/18431878_Dual-bed_thin-layer_chromatography_for_the_separation_and_detection_of_drugs_of_abuse_in_urine TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLnR1xJHTF4 Law School Article: https://www.qu.edu/qu-spotlights/stephen-goldner-jd-82/ Regulatory Affairs Associates Website: http://www.regaffairs.net/our-team/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephengoldner1/