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Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty

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First edition.

Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, 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.
"The Sacklers are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Keefe begins with the three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer and Arthur, who weathered the poverty of the Great Depression and appalling anti-Semitism. Working at a barbaric mental institution, Arthur conducted groundbreaking research into drug treatments, devised the marketing for Valium, and built the first great Sackler fortune. Forty years later the template he created to sell Valium was employed to launch a far more potent product: OxyContin." --Adapted from jacket.

Available copies

  • 29 of 55 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

9 current holds with 55 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Book
31002150814720
Checked out
10/02/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 929.2 KEEFE (Text)
New Nonfiction
31036150949912
Checked out
09/27/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 929.2 KEEFE (Text)
Express Item
31036150950795
Available
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Bronxville Public Library 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151768319
Available
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Chappaqua Library 929.2097 KEEFE (Text)
Express Item
31005153447034
Recently Returned
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Chappaqua Library 929.2097 KEEFE (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600100020
Checked out
10/04/2021
Croton Free Library 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151806262
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library 920 K (Text)
New Book
31007151399639
Available
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Eastchester Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31008152456048
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31009154747939
Checked out
10/01/2021
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