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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

Label
American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts
Title
American overdose
Title remainder
the opioid tragedy in three acts
Statement of responsibility
Chris McGreal
Creator
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 McGreal'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."--Dust jacket
  • Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the opioid epidemic, 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. A few physicians warned of impending disaster, but the 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-- resulted in the resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland. McGreal shows how its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
Describes how the current opioid crisis was driven by greed, incompetence and indifference and exposes Big Pharma's control of the healthcare system and the how the FDA was duped into pushing painkillers
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10738745
Cataloging source
DLC
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McGreal, Chris
Dewey number
362.29
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
RC568.O45
LC item number
M46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Opioid abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Drug abuse
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the opioid tragedy in three acts
Label
American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts, Chris McGreal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) 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
Introduction: An epidemic foretold -- Act I: Dealing. The undertaker ; Junk science ; Pilliamson ; The sales pitch ; What they knew ; Investigation ; Vital sign -- Act II: 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 -- Act III: Withdrawal. The public health ; Russian roulette ; Dodging torpedoes ; The national nightmare ; Guilt
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781610398619
Lccn
2018025909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039238075
  • (OCoLC)on1039238075
  • 607897
Label
American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts, Chris McGreal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) 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
Introduction: An epidemic foretold -- Act I: Dealing. The undertaker ; Junk science ; Pilliamson ; The sales pitch ; What they knew ; Investigation ; Vital sign -- Act II: 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 -- Act III: Withdrawal. The public health ; Russian roulette ; Dodging torpedoes ; The national nightmare ; Guilt
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781610398619
Lccn
2018025909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039238075
  • (OCoLC)on1039238075
  • 607897

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