Emily Witt: The Pain Lobby
4 April 2019
Show More Dopesick by Beth Macy.
Head of Zeus, 376 pp., £9.99, March, 978 1 78854 942 4Show More
American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGreal.
Faber, 316 pp., £12.99, November 2018, 978 1 78335 168 8Show More
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones.
Bloomsbury, 400 pp., £12.99, June 2016, 978 1 62040 252 8Show More
“... Dreamland, by Sam Quinones, describes the rise of a super-efficient network of dealers of Mexican black tar heroin in the US and its effects on one particular town in Ohio. American Overdose, by ChrisMcGreal, a correspondent for the Guardian, offers a more detailed view of the corruption that enabled the spread of opiates to go unchecked by the healthcare industry, government or law enforcement ...”