Dreamland the Story of America's New Opiate Epidemic

Dreamland the Story of America's New Opiate Epidemic

eBook - 2014
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In fascinating detail, Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin--the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, 2 to 3 times purer than its white powder cousin--to the veins of people across the United States.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781620402511
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jul 24, 2016

Thorough, riveting, report on the prescription opiate and heroine epidemic in th US. We'll written, I couldn't put it down. Portland, UW, and Washington state's L & I program have important roles in the story.

Jan 20, 2016

A depressing story of how a misinterpreted medical journal article, a wonder drug that was supposed to have been non-addictive, and the Mexican-based heroin trade all intersected to create one of America's worst health care crises in decades. Bounces back and forth between cities to tell how this sordid tale accumulated. The aggressive marketing methods of the manufacturer of OxyContin in particular come into focus into this tale, including the deliberate minimization of side effects. The book points out the search for a non-addictive pain reliever has now been going on for eight decades, without success. At the present rate, it will never happen.


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