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John Temple is a veteran investigative journalist whose books illuminate significant issues in American life.
His forthcoming book, Up in Arms, details Cliven and Ammon Bundy's multiple standoffs with the federal government. It will appear in June 2019.
Temple’s last book, American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic, was named a New York Post “Favorite Book of 2015” and was a 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee. American Pain chronicles how two young felons built the largest pill mill in the United States and also explains the roots of the opioid epidemic.
Temple also wrote The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates (2009) and Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner’s Office (2005). The La
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John Temple When I'm struggling to put words on the page, it's usually because I don't know what I have to say yet. I haven't synthesized the information or ideas…moreWhen I'm struggling to put words on the page, it's usually because I don't know what I have to say yet. I haven't synthesized the information or ideas I have and made them my own. Or I don't understand the story I'm trying to tell.
For me, it's all about momentum and rhythm. When I'm writing a book, I write every day. It's like pushing a Buick up a hill -- you want to stop and rest, but if you do, it's three times as hard to get going again.(less)
John Temple Here's the one I was talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-True... It contains more depth about the roots of the epidemic and then about the…moreHere's the one I was talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-True... It contains more depth about the roots of the epidemic and then about the transition to heroin as opposed to my focus on a specific pill mill and Florida/Appalachia. Amazing reporting.
That must be very interesting work -- I might have to reach out some day!
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Win a copy of my new book, Up In Arms: How The Bundy Family Hijacked Federal Lands, Outfoxed the Federal Government, and Ignited America's Patriot Militia Movement. This is my followup to American Pain. The Goodreads giveaway last 10 more days! Enter now:
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“problem-solution marketing. They would market and publicize the problem of untreated pain. Then they’d promote the solution: OxyContin.”
John Temple, American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic

“It didn’t mention that the “article” was a letter to the editor, published in 1980, and that its conclusions were based on a simple review of the charts of hospitalized patients, not a scientific study of long-term narcotic use. But the idea was out there, published in a scientific journal: Fewer than 1 percent of pain patients would develop addictions.”
John Temple, American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic

“Between 1996 and 2002, Purdue funded more than twenty thousand pain-related educational programs, almost ten a day, seven days a week. During the same years, Purdue conducted”
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