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Dopesick : : Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

Macy, Beth. Book - 2018 362.29 Ma, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / General / Macy, Beth None on shelf 22 requests on 14 copies Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Part one: The People v. Purdue. The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain." Part two: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop." Part three: "A broken system." Whac-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads. Epilogue: Soldier's Disease.
Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.

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A Must Read submitted by Beth Manuel on August 28, 2018, 7:09pm This book takes you to ground zero of how, why and where the opioid crisis began in the United States. Not surprisingly, it was borne out of greed on the part of the drug company, Purdue Pharma. The ties this drug company has to our current government is unsettling. The stories of families being broken forever due to this wretched scourge of a drug are heartbreaking. After reading this, it all made sense: the number of people I know who have lost children due to opioid addiction was due to Oxycontin being over-prescribed and highly addictive.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780316551243
0316551244

SUBJECTS
Opioid abuse.
Medication abuse.
Oxycodone.
Oxycodone abuse.