Gangsters in lab coats. They teamed up to kill us. All for profit and pesos.
Listen as Sam Quinones, one of America’s greatest writers, who dove deep into the underworld of Oxycontin, pill mills, Mexican Heroin gangs and what could only be called the American pharmaceutical/political party cartel. All of whom conspired to enslave the American people with cheap and completely legal dope.
They got rich, We got funerals.
“It’s easy to moralize about a dope addict,” says Quinones. That is until you realize the scope of play to entice a people into a lucrative addiction.
Answers? They can’t be found without first an understanding and underpinning of how the unwinding came to be.
Part 1: Oxycontin and Heroin.