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The Resource Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic, Sam Quinones

Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic, Sam Quinones

Label
Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic
Title
Dreamland
Title remainder
the true tale of America's opiate epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Sam Quinones
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin -- the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, 2 to 3 times purer than its white powder cousin -- to the veins of people across the United States. Communities where heroin had never been seen before -- from Charlotte, North Carolina and Huntington, West Virginia, to Salt Lake City and Portland, Oregon -- were overrun with it. Local police and residents were stunned. How could heroin, long considered a drug found only in the dense, urban environments along the East Coast, and trafficked into the United States by enormous Colombian drug cartels, be so incredibly ubiquitous in the American heartland? Who was bringing it here, and perhaps more importantly, why were so many townspeople suddenly eager for the comparatively cheap high it offered? Quinones weaves together two tales of American capitalism: The stories of young men in Mexico, independent of the drug cartels, in search of their own American Dream via the fast and enormous profits of trafficking cheap black-tar heroin to America's rural and suburban addicts; and that of Purdue Pharma in Stamford, Connecticut, determined to corner the market on pain with its new and expensive miracle drug, Oxycontin; extremely addictive in its own right. Quinones illuminates just how these two stories fit together as cause and effect: hooked on costly Oxycontin, American addicts were lured to much cheaper black tar heroin and its powerful and dangerous long-lasting high. Embroiled alongside the suppliers and buyers are DEA agents, local, small-town sheriffs, and the U.S. attorney from eastern Virginia whose case against Purdue Pharma and Oxycontin made him an enemy of the Bush-era Justice Department, ultimately stalling and destroying his career in public service
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2015.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinones, Sam
Dewey number
362.29/30973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5840.M4
LC item number
Q56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 288
NLM item number
Q7d 2015
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  • Drug traffic
  • Drug addiction
  • Heroin abuse
  • Oxycodone
  • Narcotics
  • American Dream
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • United States
  • American Dream
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug traffic
  • Heroin abuse
  • Narcotics
  • Oxycodone
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Narkotikasmuggling
  • Narkotikamissbruk
  • Amerikanska drömmen
  • Förenta staterna
  • Mexico
Label
Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic, Sam Quinones
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"The relentless marketing of pain pills. Crews from one small Mexican town selling heroin like pizza. The collision has led to America's greatest drug scourge"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-356) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
893857896
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781620402504
Lccn
2014025398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893857896
Label
Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic, Sam Quinones
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The relentless marketing of pain pills. Crews from one small Mexican town selling heroin like pizza. The collision has led to America's greatest drug scourge"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
893857896
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 368 pages
Isbn
9781620402504
Lccn
2014025398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)893857896

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