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Barcode30293101834369
LocationClark County
Call No362.293 Eyre
TitleDeath in Mud Lick : a coal country fight against the drug companies that delivered the opioid epidemic / Eric Eyre.
AuthorEyre, Eric, 1965- author.
CollectionNF
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 Clark County30293101834369362.293 Eyre8/3/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781982105310
International Standard Book Number 1982105313
Personal Name Eyre, Eric, 1965- author.
Title Statement Death in Mud Lick : a coal country fight against the drug companies that delivered the opioid epidemic / Eric Eyre.
Edition Statement First Scribner hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Inc., 2020.
Physical Description xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-270) and index.
Formatted Contents Note A death in Mud Lick -- Prescription for pain -- Kings of Kermit -- The Easter Bunny -- Raided -- Addicts' rights -- A step up -- A seismic shift -- The Pekingese -- Sustained outrage -- The chase -- Hunger games -- The drop -- Dragging and Lagging -- A door cracked open -- Eighteen words -- A legal cartel -- Home court -- High noon -- 780 millions pills, 1,728 death -- Misery's price tag -- List of the dead -- Damage control -- A death in Marrowbone Creek -- "How in God's name?" -- Bankrupt -- Paper and tapes -- "What's the punishment?" -- Whose pills? -- Three foot deep.
Summary, Etc. A pharmacy in Kermit, West Virginia, distributed 12 million opioid pain pills in three years to a town with a population of 382 people. Debbie Preece lost her brother to opioid overdose, and was desperate for justice. Joined by a crusading lawyer and a local journalist, they uncovered a massive opioid pill-dumping scandal that shook the foundation of America's largest drug companies-- and won Eyre a Pulitzer Prize. Here Eyre explains how thousands of Appalachians got hooked on prescription drugs-- and how the citizens banded together to create positive change.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Opioid abuse West Virginia.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Drug abuse West Virginia.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pharmaceutical industry Corrupt practices West Virginia.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Drugs Overdose West Virginia.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Drug industry Ethics.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term West Virginia.

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