Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2015) documents the rise of opium-based addiction in the United States between the 1980s and the 2010s. Journalist Sam Quinones explains how an ideological shift within the medical community during the 1980s and 1990s led to an increase in the number of opiates prescribed to patients and fueled the modern-day opiate crisis....
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