Dreamland author Sam Quinones shares his insight about the current opioids crisis based on the years of research he did for the book. Dreamland chronicles how the marketing of prescription drug OxyContin collided with the sales of black tar heroin from Mexico to create the drug scourge we are currently experiencing. This episode dovetails nicely with recent news of documents revealing more details about Purdue’s aggressive marketing campaign for OxyContin. Their goal: To blame the abuse of a drug they knew was highly addictive on the “reckless criminals” who became addicted.
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