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At the heart of Posner’s investigation of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry is the story of the Sacklers, who became one of the country’s richest families by developing and selling OxyContin—even as their marketing practices fueled a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction. Drawing on extensive government and corporate archives, previously classified FBI files, and interviews with company insiders, Posner, a journalist and author of bestsellers including God’s Bankers and Case Closed, documents the Sacklers’ reckless profiteering, profiles the scientists, regulators, and whistleblowers who work to ensure that companies don’t put profits before patients, and puts the OxyContin case within the larger context of the history of drug companies in America.
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