Columbus' Own: Ohio State Pharmacy Student Uses Experience and Music to Address the Opioid Crisis


The love from one brother to another aims to address an epidemic and save the reputation of a profession.

Tork Barayan, a doctorate student in pharmacy, released his first song, “War on Drugs,” under the alias King Rx in September, which highlights his experience with the opioid epidemic both from a personal and professional level. The song will be a part of the rapper’s future album, “Dreamland,” inspired by the book by Sam Quinones written on the American opioid epidemic, Barayan said.