Earlier, by Ann Coulter: To Fix The Opiate Epidemic, CLOSE THE MEXICAN BORDER!
From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:
From Dreamland to Nightmareland
November 03, 2021
With the CDC estimating last month that drug overdose deaths rose over 30 percent in the first twelve months of the pandemic to nearly 100,000, Sam Quinones’ outstanding new sequel to his award-winning 2015 book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic is definitely timely.
Quinones’ The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth brings us up to date on the disastrous drug developments of the past half-dozen years.
Dreamland explained how the Sackler family promoting OxyContin to doctors as a “non-addictive” synthetic opioid painkiller in the late 1990s set off what I call the White Death that quietly killed so many working-class whites in the first decade of this century.
Then, as the medical profession became less irresponsible about writing pain-pill prescriptions, Mexican drug smugglers stepped in to supply cut-off pill addicts with heroin. …
First, the good news about what has happened since Dreamland: Heroin has largely disappeared from much of America. …
Read the whole thing there.