Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Patrick Radden Keefe

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Country
United Kingdom
Published
3 March 2022
Pages
560
ISBN
9781529063103

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Patrick Radden Keefe

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2021

Shortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions - Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in 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 OxyContin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis - an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people.

In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, award-winning journalist and host of the Wind of Change podcast Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of twenty-first-century greed.

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