14th May 2019 2

American Overdose. The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts, Chris MacGreal, Faber & Faber, 2018, £12.99. The doctor at the Wellness Center in West Virginia was receiving $6,800 a day in cash payments alone in return for prescribing a heavy opioid painkiller called OxyContin (generic name oxycodone). The drug’s street name was ‘hillbilly heroin,’ an accurate description of its effect on … [Read on]