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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meier, Barry
Dewey number
362.29/9
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5822.O99
LC item number
M45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 286
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Oxycodone
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Drug Overdose
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • United States
Label
Pain killer : an empire of deceit and the origin of America's opioid epidemic, Barry Meier
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 223 pages :
Isbn
9780525511106
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018010496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH5511106
  • (FlPpSEB)RH5511106
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 223 pages :
Isbn
9780525511106
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018010496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH5511106
  • (FlPpSEB)RH5511106

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