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Chronic pain and prescription painkillers / Grace Ferguson.

Ferguson, Grace, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Series Information

Opioids and opiates.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville YA 613.83 FER (Text) 39230031847138 Young Adult Books Available -
Parke Co PL - Rockville 362.29 FER (Text) 7761200002909 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington YA 362.29 FER (Text) 21401000500343 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781422238233
  • ISBN: 1422238237
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, an imprint of National Highland, Inc., [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 59) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction to chronic pain -- The evolution of opioid painkillers -- Controlling the epidemic -- Physician and local enforcement challenge -- Recommended use, alternatives and addiction treatment.
Summary, etc.:
"Prescription opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone are highly effective for treating chronic pain, but they also have severe side effects, including significant potential for abuse. The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers has become a serious global problem, affecting the health and economic welfare of societies worldwide. Fueling the problem of prescription opioid abuse are pill mills medical operations run by unethical or untrained physicians or pharmacists that over-prescribe narcotics or dispense them for illegal purposes. Although governments have implemented measures to crack down on prescription painkiller abuse, the problem continues to spread. This book explores the issue of chronic pain and the development of opioids. It examines the marketing and promotion of opioids by pharmaceutical companies, as well as other drivers of the opioid epidemic. It evaluates the steps taken by legislative bodies to balance the problem of chronic pain and prescription opioid abuse, and discusses how prescription opioids can be used safely" -- provided by publisher.
Subject: Narcotics > Juvenile literature.
Opioid abuse > Juvenile literature.
Drug abuse > Juvenile literature.
Drug addiction > Juvenile literature.
Analgesics > Juvenile literature.
Chronic pain.

Series Information

Opioids and opiates.

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