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The Resource American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts, Chris McGreal

American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts, Chris McGreal

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American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts
Title
American overdose
Title remainder
the opioid tragedy in three acts
Statement of responsibility
Chris McGreal
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions - The opioid epidemic has been described as "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of greed, corruption, and indifference that pushed the US into consuming more than 80 percent of the world's opioid painkillers. - Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the epidemic, Chris McGreal reveals not only how Big Pharma hooked Americans on powerfully addictive drugs, but the corrupting of medicine and public institutions that let the opioid makers get away with it. - The starting point for Mc - Greal's deeply reported investigation is the miners promised that opioid painkillers would restore their wrecked bodies, but who became targets of "drug dealers in white coats." A few heroic physicians warned of impending disaster. But American Overdose exposes the powerful forces they were up against, including the pharmaceutical industry's coopting of the Food and Drug Administration and Congress in the drive to push painkillers--resulting in the resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland. McGreal tells the story, in terms both broad and intimate, of people hit by a catastrophe they never saw coming. Years in the making, its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGreal, Chris
Dewey number
362.29
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opioid abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Drug abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Drug abuse
  • Opioid abuse
  • United States
  • Opioid abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • MEDICAL / Pain Medicine
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
Label
American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts, Chris McGreal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index
Contents
Introduction: an epidemic foretold -- Dealing. The undertaker ; Junk science ; Pilliamson ; The sales pitch ; What they knew ; Investigation ; Vital sign -- Hooked. A loaded gun in the suicide ward ; Paying to play ; Pursuit ; The silence ; Pushback ; Sounding the alarm ; Kermit ; A free pass ; The end of days -- Withdrawal. The public health ; Russian roulette ; Dodging torpedoes ; The national nightmare ; Guilt
Control code
on1039238075
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781610398619
Lccn
2018025909
System control number
(OCoLC)1039238075
Label
American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts, Chris McGreal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index
Contents
Introduction: an epidemic foretold -- Dealing. The undertaker ; Junk science ; Pilliamson ; The sales pitch ; What they knew ; Investigation ; Vital sign -- Hooked. A loaded gun in the suicide ward ; Paying to play ; Pursuit ; The silence ; Pushback ; Sounding the alarm ; Kermit ; A free pass ; The end of days -- Withdrawal. The public health ; Russian roulette ; Dodging torpedoes ; The national nightmare ; Guilt
Control code
on1039238075
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781610398619
Lccn
2018025909
System control number
(OCoLC)1039238075

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