Hailed as "Groundbreaking," and "A Landmark Work of Investigative Journalism."

The landmark book that first chronicled the saga of OxyContin and how its reckless promotion by a company owned by one of America's wealthiest families -- the Sacklers -- unleashed the greatest public health crisis of the 21st century, the opioid epidemic.

Now, in this updated and expanded edition of Pain Killer, originally published in 2003, Barry Meier brings the OxyContin saga full circle with stunning new revelations that will take readers inside the drug's maker, Purdue Pharma, to learn what it and the Sacklers knew about the dangers of its "wonder" drug. This new edition also details how government officials charged with protecting the public failed to seize the chance to alter the trajectory of a crisis that has devastated thousands of lives.  www. barrymeierbooks.com