John Temple

John Temple

John Temple (@johntemplebooks) is the author of “American Pain,” a nonfiction book that chronicles how two young felons built a colossal pain clinic that sold drugs to addicts. The book was nominated for an Edgar Award and won the INDIEFAB Book of the Year award in true crime. Previous books include “The Last Lawyer,” which won the Scribes Book Award in 2010, and “Deadhouse.” More information about Temple’s books can be found at Temple teaches journalism at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media and lives in Morgantown, W.Va., with his wife and two sons. Prior to teaching at WVU, he was a newspaper reporter in Pittsburgh and Tampa.

Recent Articles by John Temple

Is There an Answer to Opioid Crisis?

What a difference two words make. Last week, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a “national public health emergency.” The declaration will speed up how quickly specialized personnel can be hired, expand access to treatment for some addicts and make some HIV/AIDS programs more flexible. But many people wish he’d left out the words “public […]

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