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Up till 3 a.m.
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
I knew the general outlines of the story, but the book still kept me up till three a.m. reading it! Opioids, and their marketing, were the slipperiest of slopes and the nation skidded down the hill.
As a doc, I knew of the overprescribing in the late 1990's and wondered how a "controlled substance" could make it from the factory to the streets with such ease. Now I know. At least I never wrote a script for it and never took a single dose of this poison.
Evil. Pure, homegrown, evil. Aided and abetted by lawyers, and even McKinsey. NO ONE bothered to say what everyone knew: there was no excuse for the flood of opioids. No excuse except the addiction to money.