Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty
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New York : Doubleday, [2021].
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First edition.
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xii, 535 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
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Main Level - Nonfiction  1 available
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9780385545686, 0385545681, 9780385697545, 0385697546

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-515) and index.
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Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkillers of the opioid crisis.
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The Sacklers are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to 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 a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Keefe begins with the three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer and Arthur, who weathered the poverty of the Great Depression and appalling anti-Semitism. Working at a barbaric mental institution, Arthur conducted groundbreaking research into drug treatments, devised the marketing for Valium, and built the first great Sackler fortune. Forty years later the template he created to sell Valium was employed to launch a far more potent product: OxyContin. -- adapted from jacket

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Keefe, P. R. (2021). Empire of pain: the secret history of the Sackler dynasty (First edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976-. 2021. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976-. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty New York: Doubleday, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Keefe, Patrick Radden. Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty First edition., Doubleday, 2021.

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