Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Author: Sam Quinones
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by BurningFrog   2017-10-05
The book to read about the opioid crisis is Dreamland by Sam Quinones.

It is really well written and researched and lays out the several separate events and trends that converged to make this perfect storm happen when and where it did:


by soneca   2017-08-19
Interesting, but I just listened to Econtalk podcast[1] where the guest, author of the book Dreamland about opioid epidemic[2], claims that all this epidemy only started at first place because researchers at the time claimed that opioid based pain relief medicine was disassociated from addiction (and pharma companies gladly played along).

Except it wasnt.

Very worthy your time listening to this guy if you are interested in the topic.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-True-Americas-Opiate-Epidem...