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The opioid crisis. saga of a prudent and wealthy family that plunged America into a nightmare

It’s an immigrant family like thousands of others. At the beginning of the 20th century, Sophie Greenberg came from Poland in search of the American dream in New York. There he found Isaac Sackler, who had arrived from Galicia. The two would have three children: Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond. And despite some failures, the couple will have one thing to be proud of: to pass on a spotless name to their sons. A short century and three generations later, the name is hated in the country and said to be Congress “I’m not sure I know of a more infamous family in America.”

Between the two, the creation of a pharmaceutical empire and the billions invested in OxyContin, an opioid that has killed nearly 500,000 Americans in two decades, according to health authorities.

It is the story of this family that American journalist Patrick Rudden Keefe tells us in a masterly and highly documented work. “There are so many great books out there on the opioid crisis. admits the author. i wanted to…

Source: Le Figaro

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