Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

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Product Details

Price
$27.00
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525511106
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About the Author

Barry Meier was the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin. He was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Meier is also a two-time winner of the George Polk Award. His reporting at the Times concentrated on the intersection of business, medicine, and the public's health. During his career, he has exposed the dangers of various drugs and medical products, including a defective heart device and a generation of flawed artificial hips. Meier is the author of A World of Hurt and Missing Man. He lives in New York City with his wife and their daughter.

Reviews

"Groundbreaking . . . Barry Meier's Pain Killer is the shocking account of the origins of today's opioid epidemic, the creators of this plague, and the way to help stop it."--Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

"Prescient . . . a landmark work of investigative journalism."--David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of The End of Overeating

"Fascinating."--The New York Times

"A timely, compelling, important book."--The Seattle Times

"A thriller."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"An absorbing indictment of the modern health-care marketing industry, which, as depicted here, has blurred the line between medical 'education' and shilling."--Publishers Weekly