American Overdose

Author: Chris McGreal
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783351705
Size: 11,24 MB
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*LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019* 'A riveting and urgent reckoning of colossal corruption.' - Philip Gourevitch One hundred and fifty Americans are killed each day by the opioid epidemic, described by a former head of the Food and Drug Administration as 'one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine'. But as Chris McGreal reveals in American Overdose, it was an avoidable tragedy driven by bad science, corporate greed and a corrupted medical system. In a narrative brimming with the guilty, the victims and the unlikely heroes, Chris McGreal travels from West Virginia 'pill mills' to the corridors of Washington DC as he unravels the story of Big Pharma's hijacking of American healthcare and politics to push mass prescribing of 'heroin in a pill'. He meets the police and FBI agents who struggled to get prosecutors to go after doctors they called 'drug dealers in white coats'; the families devastated by painkillers they thought would heal, not kill; and the physicians and scientists who took on the drug companies behind the epidemic. The result is an immensely powerful account of the terrible human cost of the crisis, and a stark warning of the consequences of a healthcare system run as a business, not a service.

American Overdose

Author: Kent I. Phillips
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532684894
Size: 15,57 MB
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American Overdose is a three-part treatise written to provide the who, what, when, where, and why about our national crisis: addiction. Book 1, American Overdose, discusses the ways in which opioids are dangerous and are the source of the expansion of addiction in the USA; how the “pushers” target suburbia and the rural communities; and the frightening growth rate. Book 2, Treatment Talk, is a must-read for those considering treatment. It explores what is available, what works, what to expect, and do’s and don’ts. Book 3, Killing Family, covers the ways in which everything changes when addiction comes to visit the family. This book is written to help everyone in the family live a healthier life and to know how to adapt.

American Overdose Free Preview First 2 Chapters

Author: Chris McGreal
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541774086
Size: 18,71 MB
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A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions The opioid epidemic has been called "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed, incompetence, and indifference, it was an utterly avoidable tragedy. Chris McGreal reveals this in his deeply reported account, covering everyone from the law enforcement who struggled to get prosecutors to go after the doctors they called "drug dealers in white coats;" to miners who grew addicted to opioids while trying to ease the pain of their strenuous job; to physicians and scientists who tried to warn of an epidemic; to a teenage girl dragged into the heroin trade. American Overdose also presents new evidence of Big Pharma's domination of the healthcare system as it flooded the country with opioids. It exposes how the Food and Drug Administration and Congress were coopted into the drive to push painkillers--resulting ultimately in the rise and resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland. McGreal tells the story, in terms both broad and intimate, of a population hit by a catastrophe they never saw coming. It was years in the making; and its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future.

Addiction And Overdose

Author: Connie Goldsmith
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1512409537
Size: 17,84 MB
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Drug overdosing and death from prescription painkillers and heroin are at epidemic levels in the United States. How do people become addicted and why? Discover the social and economic costs of overdosing and about research and efforts to decrease it.

Pocket Guide To The American Board Of Emergency Medicine In Training Exam

Author: Bob Cambridge
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107696267
Size: 11,28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Emergency medicine is a broad discipline. There are many books covering all topics, providing on-line assistance and reference; there are preparatory books for the boards, both written and oral. There are even a few books intended as study tools for theinservice exam. However, almost exclusively, all these books are large and cumbersome. Emergency medicine doctors generally don't utilize big offices, and are often on the move. Unless something can be stuffed into a pocket, it gets tossed into a pile and forgotten. The goal of this book is to provide a concise study guide focused on the inservice exam, and which is small enough to be carried in a pocket"--Provided by publisher.

Drugs In American Society

Author: Erich Goode
Size: 10,81 MB
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Clinical Toxicology An Issue Of Emergency Medicine Clinics Of North America

Author: Daniel M Lugassy
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032326655X
Size: 13,40 MB
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This issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics focuses on Clinical Toxicology and is edited by Drs. Daniel Lugassy and Silas Smith and includes such topics as Emerging Drugs of Abuse, Pediatric Toxicology; Dosing and Medical Errors and Child Abuse,The Approach to Toxin-Induced Coagulopathy,The Approach to Toxin-Induced Cardiovascular Failure, The Approach to Toxin-Induced Metabolic Acidosis, The Approach to Withdrawal Syndromes, The Approach to Radiation Exposure, and more.

Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Size: 15,57 MB
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Textbook Of Adult Emergency Medicine E Book

Author: Peter Cameron
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204931X
Size: 17,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A major postgraduate textbook in emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Chapters are short and concise, with key point boxes (called "Essentials") at the beginning. Also has boxes featuring controversial areas of treatment. Practical and clinically orientated. Major changes to resuscitation guidelines. Complete rewriting of ENT section. Significant updating of following topics - acute coronary syndrome management, trauma, sepsis management, imaging, arrhythmias. Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety. Changes to drug overdose sections in toxicology section.