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Barcode31662001665454
LocationWinamac
TitleEmpire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty / Patrick Radden Keefe. First edition. Ed
AuthorKeefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.
Call No362.299 KEE
CollectionAdult 300-399
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International Standard Book Number 9780385545686 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0385545681 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780385697545 (audiobook)
International Standard Book Number 0385697546
Personal Name Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.
Title Statement Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty / Patrick Radden Keefe.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2021.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Doubleday, [2021]
Physical Description xii, 535 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Associated Language Book tlcgt.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [446]-515) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Prologue: The taproot -- Patriarch. A good name ; The asylum ; Med man ; Penicillin for the blues ; China fever ; The octopus ; The Dendur derby ; Estrangement ; Ghost marks ; To thwart the inevitability of death -- Dynasty. Apollo ; Heir apparent ; Matter of Sackler ; The ticking clock ; God of dreams ; H-bomb ; Sell, sell, sell ; Ann Hedonia ; The Pablo Escobar of the new millennium ; Take the fall -- Legacy. Turks ; Tamperproof ; Ambassadors ; It's a hard truth, ain't it ; Temple of greed ; Warpath ; Named defendants ; The phoenix ; Un-naming -- Afterword.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Subject-Personal Name Sackler family.
Subject-Personal Name Sackler, Arthur M. Family.
Subject Purdue Pharma L.P.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Rich people United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pharmaceutical industry Marketing.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pharmaceutical industry Corrupt practices.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies. lcgft.
Index Term-Genre/Form Family histories. lcgft.
Location 362.299 KEE 31662001665454

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