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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (original 2021; edição 2021)

por Patrick Radden Keefe (Autor)

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Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family (Arthur, Raymond, and Mortimer), 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, OxyContin.
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Título:Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Autores:Patrick Radden Keefe (Autor)
Informação:Doubleday (2021), Edition: 1st, 560 pages
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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty por Patrick Radden Keefe (2021)

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Great book, but so sad that the corruption caused so much pain. ( )
  BookListener | Apr 8, 2024 |
What a skill, to write so compellingly that you make me burn through a 600-page book like it’s a beach read. It is the exact opposite though and so infuriating at times that I had to walk away and breathe. There is a very special level of hell awaiting the Sackler family and I just wish I could see their faces when they arrive there. ( )
  gonzocc | Mar 31, 2024 |
Empire of pain is an incredible deep dive into the origins of the opioid crisis and the family behind it going back decades. This book was engrossing, enlightening and tragic. ( )
  begoniajune | Nov 13, 2023 |
Excellent investigation into the family behind OxyContin and the subsequent opioid epidemic. Patrick Radden Keefe is an excellent long form journalist and in this study of the Sackler family and their aggressive manufacture and marketing of a pain relief drug, Radden Keefe reports that he was sometimes overwhelmed by the amount of material he could gather. In most instances, court records from the multitude of challenges brought against Purdue Pharma. The owners vigorously denied their opioid OxyContin was addictive despite medical evidence showing otherwise. Using the family’s wealth to buy complicity from federal agencies, the legal and medical systems and employees and to buy immortality through philanthropy, the family come across as amoral megalomaniacs whose sole objective is greed.
More Americans died during the opioid epidemic than in the US’s foray into Vietnam.
Radden Keefe makes narrative non fiction so interesting.

2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge - Health ( )
  secondhandrose | Oct 31, 2023 |
I bought this book after watching the Netflix series, "Painkiller." The book is scary. When I started the book, I questioned the backstory's relevance and Arthur Sackler's relevance. However, as I progressed through the book, I understood how his philosophy influenced the later generations of Sacklers.

Arthur Sackler was a brilliant man, and his marketing innovations and the formation of the IMS were brilliant. However, it is personality and philosophy that influenced succeeding generations.

The Sackler family was diabolical. However, they could not have become successful were it not for a pliant regulatory environment.

The book is more than a commentary on the Sackler family. It is a commentary on society, businesses, and our environment. Money cannot rule everything. ( )
  RajivC | Oct 2, 2023 |
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Put simply, this book will make your blood boil ... The broad contours of this story are well known...But what would normally be a weakness becomes a strength because Keefe is blessed with great timing. In the past few years, numerous lawsuits filed against Purdue by state attorneys general, cities and counties have finally cracked open the Sacklers’ dome of secrecy....While other accounts of the opioid crisis have tended to focus on the victims, Empire of Pain stays tightly focused on the perpetrators....the trove of documents that has since come to light through the multidistrict litigation, which Keefe weaves into a highly readable and disturbing narrative, shatters any illusion that the Sacklers were in the dark about what was going on at the company.
adicionada por Lemeritus | editarThe New York Times Book Review, John Carreyrou (sítio Web pago) (May 15, 2021)
 
This story is much bigger than the Sacklers indeed. Without government regulators all too willing to cave to corporate interests, or an industry norm of putting profits ahead of patient health and safety, the Sacklers never would have gotten this far....Keefe’s book is ultimately an important record of private greed facilitated by a corrupted government. The book’s conclusion is somewhat open-ended.... But one thing that’s certain after reading Keefe’s book is that between an ever-growing death toll from overdose deaths and a generation of pain patients left to fend for themselves, much more than lawsuits and money is needed to get America out of this painful nightmare.
adicionada por Lemeritus | editarThe New Republic, Zachary Siegel (Apr 23, 2021)
 
Empire of Pain, Keefe explains in his afterword, is a dynastic saga. Like Purdue, it is all about the Sackler family: how it transformed American medicine, the key role it played in the opioid crisis that now costs tens of thousands of Americans their lives every year, and the family’s belated and incomplete downfall.... Keefe has a knack for crafting lucid, readable descriptions of the sort of arcane business arrangements the Sacklers favored. He is also indefatigable.
adicionada por Lemeritus | editarSlate, Laura Miller (Apr 15, 2021)
 
Keefe nimbly guides us through the thicket of family intrigues and betrayals ... Even when detailing the most sordid episodes, Keefe’s narrative voice is calm and admirably restrained, allowing his prodigious reporting to speak for itself. His portrait of the family is all the more damning for its stark lucidity. Amid all the venality and hypocrisy, one of the terrible ironies that emerges from Empire of Pain is how the Sacklers would privately rage about the poor impulse control of 'abusers' while remaining blind to their own.
adicionada por Lemeritus | editarNew York Times, Jennifer Szalai (sítio Web pago) (Apr 14, 2021)
 
Richly researched account of the Sackler pharmaceutical dynasty, agents of the opioid-addiction epidemic that plagues us today.... A definitive, damning, urgent tale of overweening avarice at tremendous cost to society.
adicionada por Lemeritus | editarKirkus Reviews (Apr 13, 2021)
 

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