The History of the American Heroin Business | WYPR

The History of the American Heroin Business

Aug 27, 2015

In a startling new book called “Dreamland,” journalist, Sam Quinones, traces America’s heroin business back its roots in the deceptive marketing of prescription painkillers in the 1990's. Quinones says the epidemic has devastated entire middle American communities but, he looks at both sides of the operation, including the wealth it has brought to a dismally poor region of Mexico.