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Award-winning New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe has gained acclaim for his fearless investigations into hidden histories, violent clashes and dark systems of power, delivered in captivating narrative prose. In his latest, Keefe dives into the opioid epidemic through an examination of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, developed and patented Oxycontin and who built their empire on its mass distribution—despite the drug’s devastating effects. It’s a fascinating and infuriating firecracker of a story about greed, privilege, hypocrisy and the corruption of the American dream.

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