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.
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Pub Date: 08/2018
Size: 9.30h x 6.10w x 1.90d