American Overdose

The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Chris McGreal
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A devastating portrait of America's opioid painkiller epidemic - the deadliest drug crisis in US history.

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019

A devastating portrait of America's opioid painkiller epidemic - the deadliest drug crisis in US history.

One hundred and fifty Americans are killed each day by the opioid epidemic. But, as Chris McGreal reveals, it was an avoidable tragedy driven by bad science, corporate greed and a corrupted medical system. He tells the stories of the families devastated by painkillers they thought would heal, and the physicians and scientists who took on the drug companies behind the epidemic. American Overdose is a powerful account of the terrible human cost of the crisis, and a stark warning of the consequences of running a health care system as a business, not a service.

Author bio:

Chris McGreal is a senior writer at the Guardian and former journalist for BBC. He has published several articles on the opioid epidemic in America. He has worked in Johannesburg and Jerusalem, as well as Central America, and now lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.

Category: Current Affairs & Politics
ISBN: 9781783351695
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: December 2019
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Social issues & processes

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