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The Resource Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic, Barry Meier

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

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Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic
Title
Pain killer
Title remainder
an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Barry Meier
Title variation
Pain killer
Title variation remainder
a "wonder" drugs trail of addiction and death
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Examines OxyContin, the so-called miracle prescription drug that swept the nation but led to overdoes and addiction, providing a look at the multi-billion-dollar pain managment business, its excesses and its abuses
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231188
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.299
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a "wonder" drug's trail of addiction and death
Label
Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic, Barry Meier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
1028034890
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780525511106
Lccn
2018010496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1028034890
Label
Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic, Barry Meier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
1028034890
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780525511106
Lccn
2018010496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1028034890

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