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The Resource Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy

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

Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
Title
Dopesick
Title remainder
dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
Statement of responsibility
Beth Macy
Title variation
  • Dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
  • Dope sick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
HQD
Dewey number
362.290973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC568.O45
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 284
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316551243
Lccn
2017961068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1043454094
  • (OCoLC)1043454094
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316551243
Lccn
2017961068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1043454094
  • (OCoLC)1043454094

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