Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America / Beth Macy.
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- 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.
- Copyright: ©2018
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-363) and index.
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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