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Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic / Barry Meier.

Meier, Barry (author.).

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Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport 362.299 MEIER (Text to phone) 34000081498271 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Killingly Library 362.29 Mei (Text to phone) 34040141943825 Adult Nonfiction Available -
New Milford Public Library 362.299 MEI (Text to phone) 34021130837590 Adult Nonfiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport 362.299 MEIER (Text to phone) 34000081498289 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Slater Public Library - Griswold 362.29 MEI (Text to phone) 31252140604927 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Tolland Public Library 362.299 MEI (Text to phone) 34051145902477 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Book of the Dead -- Pill hill -- The war against pain -- Secrets of dendur -- A pot of gold -- Senior night -- Hot Spots -- Kiddie dope -- Purple peelers -- The body Count -- A reckoning -- Empire of deceit -- The war against pain revisited.
Summary, etc.: "Between 1999 and 2017, an estimated 250,000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a plague ignited by the aggressive marketing of OxyContin by its maker, Purdue Pharma. Purdue, owned by a wealthy and secretive family--the Sacklers--knew early on that teenagers and others were abusing its billion dollar "wonder" drug. But Justice Department officials balked a decade ago when it came to meting out justice, allowing an opioid crisis to evolve into a catastrophe. Originally published in 2003 and hailed since as groundbreaking, Meier--in this thoroughly updated edition--reveals new and shocking information about how long the drug maker knew about OxyContin's abuse, even as it marketed it aggressively, and the way government officials passed up opportunities to protect hundreds of thousands of lives. Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business expos,̌ Pain Killer is the origin story of the opioid crisis, a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Oxycodone United States
Medication abuse United States
Oxycodone abuse United States
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