Related Resources

Presentations and Workshops

OIDA (2023, May 5). Exploring the Opioid Industry Documents: Research Communities, Educational Opportunities, and Community Data. Event page and webinar recording.


Minhee, C. (2023). Opioid Settlement Tracker.

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Open Payments.

News Stories

(2023). McKinsey: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. HBO.

(2023). Payback: Tracking the Opioid Settlement Cash. KFF Health News.

Alltucker, K. (2022, December 8). 'Eat what you kill': How a fentanyl drugmaker bribed doctors, harmed patients and collected millions. USA Today.

Facher, L., Sheridan, K., and Silverman, E. (2022, October 14). Documents detail how pharmacy giants Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart failed patients in the opioid crisis. STAT.

Schmitt, K. (2022, October 4). Documenting Pharma’s Role in the Opioid Crisis. Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine.

Redden, M. (2022, July 21). How The CEO Of A Leading LGBTQ Rights Group Played A Role During The Opioid Crisis. Huffington Post.

Hamby, C. and Forsythe, M. (2022, June 29). Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis. The New York Times.

Kornfield, M., Higham, S., and Rich, S. (2022, May 10). Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers. The Washington Post.

Hoffman, J. (2022, February 28). Were These Doctors Treating Pain or Dealing Drugs? The New York Times.

Chakradhar, S. and Ross, C. (2019, December 3). The history of OxyContin, told through unsealed Purdue documents. STAT.

(2019, July 23). The Records Revealed. The Washington Post.

Shulte, F. (2018, June 13). How America Got Hooked On A Deadly Drug. KFF Health News.


United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform: Opioid Investigation and Documents.

U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, Ranking Member's Office. Fueling an Epidemic, Report Four: Inside the Insys Strategy for Boosting Fentanyl Sales.

Research Articles

See the Opioids Industry Documents Bibliography for a list of articles and publications written using OIDA documents.


Hansen, H. (2023) Whiteout: How Racial Capitalism Changed the Color of Opioids in America. University of California Press. For an authors’ discussion about the book, please see The Dig podcast.

Herzberg, D. (2020) White Market Drugs : Big Pharma and the Hidden History of Addiction in America. University of Chicago.

Higham, S. and Horwitz, S. (2022). American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry. Penguin Random House.

Hughes, E. (2022). The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup. Penguin Random House.

Keefe, P.R. (2021). Empire of Pain: the Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty. Doubleday.

Lembke, A. (2016). Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Macy, B. (2018). Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. Little, Brown and Company.

Meier, B. (2018). Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic. Penguin Random House.

Quinones, S. (2015). Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. Bloomsbury.

Sullivan, A. (2021). Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State. University of Minnesota Press.