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Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America / Beth Macy.

Macy, Beth, (author.).
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  • 44 of 68 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316551243
  • ISBN: 0316551244
  • Physical Description: vi, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-363) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The People v. Purdue. The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain" -- Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop" -- "A broken system". Whack-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads -- Epilogue: Soldier's Disease.
Summary, etc.:
Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, journalist Beth Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question -- why her only son died -- and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. The unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus.
Subject: Opioid abuse > United States.
Medication abuse > United States.
Oxycodone abuse > United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Industries > Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology.
PSYCHOLOGY > Psychopathology > Addiction.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology > Rural.
Opioid-Related Disorders.

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