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Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic

Quinones, Sam 1958- (author.).

Summary: "With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two tales of capitalism catastrophically run amok. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small towns and midsize cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico."--Page 4 of cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781620402528
  • ISBN: 1620402521
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 381 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2016.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
"Discussion guide inside"--Page 4 of cover.
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2015.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface : Portsmouth, Ohio -- Introduction -- Part I -- Part II -- Part III -- Part IV -- Part V -- Afterword.
Awards Note:
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2015.
Subject: Drug traffic Mexico
Drug addiction United States
Heroin abuse United States
Oxycodone United States
Narcotics United States
American Dream
American Dream
Drug addiction
Drug traffic
Heroin abuse
United States

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