Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, And The Drug Company That Addicted America
  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, And The Drug Company That Addicted America
  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, And The Drug Company That Addicted America
ISBN: 0316551309
EAN13: 9780316551304
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 6, 2019
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
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A Hulu limited series inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.

Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans. In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor's offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.

Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy sets out to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a gripping, unputdownable story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy investigates the powerful forces that led America's doctors and patients to Read More chevron_right

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The book dives deep into timelines and follows multiple patients. I picked it up before the series came out on Hulu and it fills in a lot of holes that the show left behind.
 
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