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Summary: It is filmmaker Chris Bell's (Bigger Stronger Faster) hard-hitting and thought-provoking expose of Big Pharma, its marketing practices and their impact on the staggering level of addiction to prescription drugs in North America. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley, this documentary is compelling viewing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PRE

Summary: The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50-100 times stronger than heroin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OPI

Dearen, Jason

Summary: "An award-winning investigative journalist's horrifying true crime story of America's deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 DEA

Hughes, Evan

Summary: "The blistering inside story of a startup that made millions pushing opioids-until its cutthroat tactics were exposed and its executives put behind bars John Kapoor had amassed a small fortune in pharmaceuticals when he conceived of a new product. It was the 2000s, and opioids were big business. If Kapoor, an immigrant and the billionaire founder of Insys, could find a new way to administer the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 338.4 HUG

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 338.4 HUG

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Cr

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Finder, Joseph

Summary: Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who once saved Nick's life and had struggled with opioid addiction since returning wounded from war, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Rhodes family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FIN

Keefe, Patrick Radden

3 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkillers of the opioid crisis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KEE

Kirby, David.

Summary: IIn the 1990s reported autism cases among American children began spiking. This trend coincided with the addition of several new shots to the nation's already crowded vaccination schedule, grouped together and given in the early months of infancy. Most of these shots contained the preservative thimerosal, which includes a quantity of the toxin mercury. This book explores the heated controversy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.47 KIR

Finder, Joseph

Summary: Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who once saved Nick's life and had struggled with opioid addiction since returning wounded from war, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Kimball family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FIN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIN

Cook, Robin

Summary: "...New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, where she's been employed for more than two decades. Worried about whether she still has what it takes after so much time away, Laurie finds her first case back to be a dangerous puzzler of the highest order, involving organized crime and two start-up biotech companies caught in a zero...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

Shah, Sonia.

Contents: 1. Clinical trials go global -- 2. The placebo control -- 3. Growing the pharma monolith -- 4. Uncaging the guinea pig -- 5. HIV and the second-rate solution -- 6. South Africa : drug trials and AIDS denialism -- 7. Outsourcing to India : the one billion body politic -- 8. Calibrating ethical codes -- 9. The emperor has no clothes : the vagaries of informed consent -- 10. Tipping the scales.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1782 SHA

Posner, Gerald L.

Summary: Pharmaceutical breakthroughs such as antibiotics and vaccines rank among some of the greatest advancements in human history. Yet exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on prescription opioids have caused many to lose faith in drug companies. Now, Americans are demanding a national reckoning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avid Reader Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.4 POS

Coulter, Catherine.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are investigating a rather unusual case: Senator David Hoffman is experiencing a ghostly apparition with possible malicious intent. They're no closer to cracking the case when a call comes in from Connecticut: A top foreign Schiffer Hartwin employee has been found murdered behind the drug company's U.S. headquarters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Coulter 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS COU

Coulter, Catherine.

Summary: There is a strong suspicion that pharmaceutical firm Schiffer Hartwin is manipulating production of its inexpensive chemotherapy drug. Private investigator Erin Pulaski is hired to find evidence, but when a top Schiffer Hartwin employee is found murdered behind the company's US headquarters, FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are brought in on the case.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COU

Finder, Joseph

Summary: Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who once saved Nick's life and had struggled with opioid addiction since returning wounded from war, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Kimball family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FIN

Fitzgerald, Randall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2006

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Summary: Director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately , himself. As he learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust, he falls down his own hole of addiction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC 2016

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Plum, Amy

Summary: Amy Plum, internationally bestselling author of the Die for Me series, delivers a heart-pounding adventure perfect for fans of Michael Grant, Veronica Rossi, and Alexandra Bracken. Until the Beginning is the sequel to After the End, which Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series and the Young Elites series, called "wonderfully riveting." In this stunning and exhilarating...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2015

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Cook, Robin

Summary: With her son's neuroblastoma in remission, New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work, only to face the case of her career: the investigation into the death of CIA agent Kevin Markham. Markham's autopsy results are inconclusive, and though it appears he's been poisoned, toxicology fails to corroborate Laurie's suspicions. She enlists the help of her husband, Jack...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC COO

Cook, Robin

Summary: Having just returned to work after her son's illness, medical examiner Laurie Montgomery investigates the mysterious death of a CIA agent. Toxicology fails to corroborate her theory that the agent was poisoned, but after a little digging, Laurie and husband Jack Stapleton find that there are biomed companies that will stop at nothing to prevent further snooping.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC COO

Cook, Robin

Summary: New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, where she's been employed for more than two decades. Worried about whether she still has what it takes after so much time away, Laurie finds her first case back to be a dangerous puzzler of the highest order, involving organized crime and two start-up biotech companies caught in a zero sum...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COO

Eyre, Eric

Summary: "An urgent and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed and governmental corruption that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns"--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.29 EYR

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MIS

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