The New Yorker has published The Family That Built an Empire of Pain. The family is the Sacklers, who privately hold Purdue Pharma, which developed and promoted OxyContin.
Jerry Thompson: Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America
A 9.0 quake will be the biggest public health disaster North America has ever faced.
Karl Taro Greenfeld: The China Syndrome
How SARS broke out and was hunted down.
Ralph R. Frerichs: Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
The best book I know on the subject.
Sonia Shah: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond