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USA. The Origins of the Opioid Epidemic with “Empire of Pain” Author, Patrick Radden Keefe (Podcast)

Bestselling author and investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his latest book, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty on our podcast Heart of the Matter with Elizabeth Vargas. 

In his book, Patrick tells the story of the family responsible for setting into motion the opioid epidemic. Following his recent testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the Sackler family, Patrick joins Elizabeth to discuss the “Don Draper of medical advertising,” how one family created a massive addiction crisis, and what is in store for the Sacklers, who now face numerous lawsuits. (Heart oft he Matter, USA, Juni 2021, transcript and podcast, 47:11)