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Empire of Pain

Patrick Radden Keefe

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In Empire of Pain (2021), Patrick Radden Keefe narrates how the Sackler family, over three generations, grew from immigrant newcomers to wealthy philanthropists and ultimately the people behind a drug that ended up killing thousands of Americans. Originally based on good intentions, the Sacklers developed OxyContin, a revolutionary painkiller that was meant to help people live happier pain-free lives...

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In Empire of Pain (2021), Patrick Radden Keefe narrates how the Sackler family, over three generations, grew from immigrant newcomers to wealthy philanthropists and ultimately the people behind a drug that ended up killing thousands of Americans. Originally based on good intentions, the Sacklers developed OxyContin, a revolutionary painkiller that was meant to help people live happier pain-free lives...