The True Tale of America's Opiate EpidemicBook - 2016
"With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two tales of capitalism catastrophically run amok. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small towns and midsize cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico"--Back cover.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury Press,, 2016
Edition: Paperback edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2015
Characteristics: x, 374 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Dream land : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic