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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
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
Summary
In a book that includes deeply human and unforgettable portraits of the families and first responders affected, the author takes readers into the epicenter of America's more than 20-year struggle with opioid addiction
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685279
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macy, Beth
Dewey number
362.29/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC568.O45
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WM 284
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opioid abuse
  • Medication abuse
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxycodone abuse
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Medication abuse
  • Opioid abuse
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxycodone abuse
  • United States
  • Opioid-Related Disorders
  • Oxycodone
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-363) 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
The People v. Purdue. The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain" -- Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop" -- "A broken system". Whack-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads -- Epilogue: Soldier's Disease
Control code
21433901
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316551243
Lccn
2017961068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043454094
Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-363) 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
The People v. Purdue. The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain" -- Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop" -- "A broken system". Whack-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads -- Epilogue: Soldier's Disease
Control code
21433901
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316551243
Lccn
2017961068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043454094

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