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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

  • 24 of 50 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

10 current holds with 50 total copies.

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Book 1 Large Print Book 1 English 2 All formats and editions 2
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Bedford Free Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Book
31002150871472
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 929.2 KEEFE (Text)
New Nonfiction
31036150949912
Checked out
12/08/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 929.2 KEEFE (Text)
Express Item
31036150950795
Available
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Bronxville Public Library 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
Nonfiction
31004151768319
Checked out
12/07/2021
Chappaqua Library 929.2097 KEEFE (Text)
Express Item
31005153447034
Checked out
11/28/2021
Chappaqua Library 929.2097 KEEFE (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600100020
Checked out
12/02/2021
Croton Free Library 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151806262
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
11/12/2021
Greenburgh Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
Available In Storage
31009154804698
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
Express Item
31009154804706
Checked out
11/19/2021
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31011151386125
Available
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 929.2 K B&T (Text)
New Nonfiction
31011151385911
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 929.209 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31016151742821
Checked out
12/01/2021
Irvington Public Library 929.209 B (Text)
New Nonfiction
31012154486219
Checked out
12/01/2021
John C. Hart Memorial Library B SACKLER (Text)
New Biography
31030154965891
Checked out
11/29/2021
Katonah Village Library 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31013151924186
Checked out
12/06/2021
Larchmont Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152965327
Checked out
12/07/2021
Larchmont Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152965335
Checked out
12/06/2021
Larchmont Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31014152965343
Available
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Lewisboro Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31032151414246
On holds shelf
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
Nonfiction
31015152423241
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 929.2 SACKLER (Text)
Nonfiction
31015152423258
Checked out
11/30/2021
Mount Kisco Public Library 929.209 KEEFE (Text)
New Nonfiction
31017100339230
Checked out
12/02/2021
Mount Pleasant Public Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Book
31024153753762
Available
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Mount Vernon Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31018155600799
Available
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New Rochelle Public Library 929.209 B (Text)
Nonfiction
31019156602685
Available
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North Castle Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31001151993822
Available
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North Castle Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31001151993830
Available
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Ossining Public Library 338.761 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31021153421242
On holds shelf
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31025152594768
Checked out
12/13/2021
Pound Ridge Library District 929.20973 B (Text)
New Nonfiction
31026151028121
Available
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Purchase Free Library NEW 929.2097 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31027150571855
Checked out
12/01/2021
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31020150814953
Available
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Rye Free Reading Room LIVES - SACKLER (Text)
New Biography
31028153224047
Available
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Rye Osborn Branch Library B SACKLER (Text)
New Book
31028200085987
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31029154383360
Checked out
12/03/2021
Scarsdale Public Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31029154385001
Checked out
12/10/2021
Scarsdale Public Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31029154385787
In transit
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Somers Library B SACKLER (Text)
Biography
31031151965785
On holds shelf
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The Field Library 929.2 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31022152288855
Checked out
11/22/2021
The Field Library 929.2 K (Text)
Express Item
31022152289242
Checked out
12/03/2021
Town of Pelham Public Library 929.209 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31023151289100
Available
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Tuckahoe Public Library 920 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31034170156667
Available
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Warner Library 929.209 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31033152221788
On holds shelf
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White Plains Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
New Book
31544201081551
Checked out
12/06/2021
White Plains Public Library 929.2097 K (Text)
Express Item
31544201081569
Available
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Yonkers Crestwood Library 338.76 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31035614009420
Available
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 929.2 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31035613063410
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library 929.2 Keefe (Text)
New Nonfiction
31035700041741
Available
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