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
Dope sick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macy, Beth
Dewey number
362.290973
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC568.O45
LC item number
M33 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opioid abuse
  • Medication abuse
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxycodone abuse
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
  • Nonfiction
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
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Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain" -- Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop" -- Whack-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads -- Epilogue: Soldier's Disease
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316551281
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8E79A74E-020F-4170-A66A-E437DA6777D4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1046613672
  • on1046613672
  • 2763794
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Link
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain" -- Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop" -- Whack-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads -- Epilogue: Soldier's Disease
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316551281
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8E79A74E-020F-4170-A66A-E437DA6777D4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1046613672
  • on1046613672
  • 2763794

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