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Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
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Join Sittrea in the Readings Gallery on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 for an OPEN Book Chat. Authors DO NOT attend. Bring a latte and enjoy! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, March 13, 1:00pm

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.


 

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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620402528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Press - April 5th, 2016

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