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Sam Quinones on pain pills, heroin, trade, and migration

sam quinonesWhen investigative reporter Sam Quinones went to find out why the heroin trade was booming in Middle America, he found answers in some unusual places. We’ll discuss everything from NAFTA to changing approaches to pain management, to how pharmaceutical marketing fooled doctors into thinking that opiates rarely cause addiction.

Guest:

  • Sam Quinones, veteran journalist who’s spent decades reporting from both sides of the Mexican Border – his new book tackles the spread of pain pills and heroin across the United States – it’s called Dreamland: The true tale of America’s opiate epidemic.

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