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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicentre of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. At the heart of the story is a large corporation, Purdue - whose owners are celebrated for their sponsorship of art galleries and museums - that targeted areas of the country already awash in painkillers and encouraged small town doctors to prescribe OxyContin, a highly addictive drug. Evidence of its capacity to enslave its users was suppressed. Macy tries to answer a grieving mother's question - why her only son died - and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macy, Beth
Dewey number
  • 362.2'93'0973
  • 362.2930973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opioid abuse
  • Oxycodone abuse
  • Analgesics industry
  • Macy, Beth
  • Purdue Pharma L.P
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2018
  • "An Apollo book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781788549424
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788549424
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2018
  • "An Apollo book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781788549424
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788549424
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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