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Turning pills into heroin: How doctors and dealers created America's opiate boom.

Jun 13 2015

It’s a remarkable system in which heroin is dealt like pizza. And it’s dealt on the basis of branding, of convenience, of customer service – and not at the barrel of a gun.

Journalist Sam Quinones explores the factors behind America’s opiate boom, from the sudden rise in prescription painkillers to the sophisticated cartel distribution network taking advantage of a newly hooked nation.

Sam is author of the new book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

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Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones is a journalist and author.


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