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Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic / Sam Quinones.

By: Quinones, Sam, 1958- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: Paperback edition.Description: x, 374 pages : maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781620402528; 1620402521; 1620402505; 9781620402504.Other title: Dream land : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic.Subject(s): 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 | Narcotics | Oxycodone | Mexico | United StatesAwards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2015.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"--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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"--Back cover.

National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2015.

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