In our third and final installment of this iteration of the Heat Death of the Universe Book Club we discuss the final third of the book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Family by Patrick Radden Keefe. The book examines the nature of this pharmaceutical dynasty and its massive, instrumental role in the US opioid epidemic. Part Three focuses on the “Legacy” of the family, detailing more lawsuits, more absurd corporate pivoting, protests against Purdue/the Sackler family, and the third generation of Sacklers and how generational wealth tends to create diminishing returns in terms of overall human quality.
Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
- New book sheds light on secretive Sackler family — the makers of opioid OxyContin [WATCH]
- Crime of the Century – Trailer [WATCH]