Tuesday, March 19
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America, by Beth Macy
For anyone who has ever contemplated how and why opiate addiction has become an epidemic spanning all ages, races, and socio-economic groups, this is the book to read, as it reveals the greed that drove Oxycontin to become America’s drug of choice. Jessica Bruder at the New York Times Book Review said, “A harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency…a masterwork of narrative journalism, interlacing stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference.” This book was chosen as an Amazon Best Book in August, 2018, and has won numerous awards and commendations. Macedon Library’s own Kathy Koehler will lead this book chat that is sure to help you bring clarity to this confounding situation.