by Beth Macy
Reviewed by Linda:
If you would like to understand how the opioid crisis that is gripping America came about, then this is the book for you. Journalist Beth Macy had an insider’s view of the epidemic’s arrival in her community in Appalachia. As she reported on the suffering and deaths of people from all walks of life, she sought to understand the source of the misery. Her book offers a scathing analysis of the leading role of OxyContin and the company that continued to push its profitable drug long after it knew the truth about that drug’s deadly addictive nature.