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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

Shortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

A Barack Obama 2021 Summer reading list choice



The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium, OxyContin and the opioid crisis.



'Jaw-dropping . . . Beggars belief' Sunday Times



'You feel almost guilty for enjoying it so much' The Times



The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions - Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis - an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people.



In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, award-winning journalist and host of the Wind of Change podcast Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of twenty-first-century greed.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesManufacturing industriesPharmaceutical industriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspects Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 14/04/2022 ISBN-13: 9781529063103  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Patrick Radden Keefe is an award-winning staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, as well as two previous critically-acclaimed books, The Snakehead and Chatter. He is the writer and host of the eight-part podcast Wind of Change, on the origins of the Scorpions' power ballad. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and also received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He grew up in Boston and now lives in New York.

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