This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origins of America's Opioid Epidemic [9781529356168]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

Every catastrophe has a beginning. For the opioid crisis in America, the seed was a drug called OxyContin.

First hailed as a miracle drug for severe pain in the early 1990s, OxyContin went on to ignite a plague of addiction and death across America, fuelled by the aggressive marketing of its maker, Purdue Pharma and the billionaire Sackler brothers who owned the company.

Investigative journalist Barry Meier was the first to write about the elusive Sackler family, their role in this catastrophic epidemic and the army of local doctors, law enforcement and worried parents that tried to bring them down. We meet Lindsay Meyers, proud of being the youngest Oxy user she knows at just 16, local doctor Art Van Zee who witnesses his community in the grip of a ferocious epidemic, the three billionaire Sackler brothers, and Laura Nagel, the government official who made it her mission to hold the company to account.

Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business expose, Pain Killer is the origin story of the opioid crisis, a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the trigger for a national tragedy.


AUTHOR: Barry Meier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times investigative reporter. He's twice won the George Polk award for Investigate Reporting. Prior to joining the New York Times in 1989, he worked for the Wall Street Journal and New York Newsday.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £10.99
£10.33
(You save £0.66 )
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 4-8 Working Days
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781529356168
ISBN13:
9781529356168
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 4-8 Working Days
Author:
Barry Meier
Publisher:
Sceptre
Publication:
29-Oct-2020
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
240
Weight:
180 Grams
Anticorruption cover photo

Anticorruption [9780262538831]

Winning the anticorruption battle: a guide for citizens and politicians.The phenomenon of corruption has existed since antiquity; from ancient Mesopot…

rrp: £12.99
£11.32
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Pure Narco cover photo

Pure Narco [9781789463361]

'I was a drug trafficker in the true sense of the word: a pure narco.' Careers in the cocaine-trafficking business are usually short. It's not only…

rrp: £9.99
£9.13
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Sale
Killing For Company cover photo

Killing For Company [9781787466258]

NOW AN ITV DRAMA, DES, STARRING DAVID TENNANT***WINNER OF THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD FOR CRIME NON-FICTION*** Dennis Nilsen, who died in May 2018, murdere…

rrp: £8.99
Was: £8.09
Now: £6.98
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.