Dopesick

Dopesick

by

Beth Macy

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Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York City during 9/11, and he becomes a consultant for Purdue Pharma to help rehabilitate their image. His influence and star power show how Purdue Pharma had vastly more influence than its critics like Art Van Zee and Sister Beth, who in spite of their expertise, were largely outsiders with little budget.
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Rudy Giuliani Character Timeline in Dopesick

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Chapter 3
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...rehabilitate its reputation, Purdue hires the consulting firm of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (who was recently popular because of his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks). (full context)
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...lawyer with no staff, in contrast to Purdue’s high-powered team and their consultancy with Rudy Giuliani. Ultimately, the judge rules in favor of Purdue, saying that the former sales rep’s lawyer... (full context)
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...charges. But Purdue is able to use its influence to water down the charges, using Giuliani’s influence as well as pressuring the current deputy attorney general, James Comey, to question Brownlee... (full context)