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Pain control and drug policy : a time for change

Author: Guy B Faguet
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
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This book offers an in indictment of the nation's drug enforcement approach focusing on the short sighted policies that often deny patients suffering from chronic pain the medications they need. Over 70 million adult Americans suffer from chronic pain, which costs the U.S. economy $61 billion a year in lost productivity, not counting medical bills. Left untreated, chronic pain gradually kills its victims while  Read more...
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Faguet, Guy B.
Pain control and drug policy.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010
(DLC) 2009052223
(OCoLC)430839930
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy B Faguet
ISBN: 9780313382819 0313382816
OCLC Number: 655896594
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents: History and Politics of Mind-Altering Drugs. Prohibition: an historical precedent --
The lure of mind-altering substances --
The politics of drug legislation --
Medical Aspects of Mind-Altering Drugs. Current theories of addiction --
Pain control: narcotics and the DEA --
Painkillers --
Geopolitics: Casualties of the Drug War. Colombia --
Afghanistan --
Reforming Drug Policy. Reform proposals --
A rational, evidence-driven drug policy.
Responsibility: Guy B. Faguet.

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This book offers an in indictment of the nation's drug enforcement approach focusing on the short-sighted policies that often deny patients suffering from chronic pain the medications they need.  Read more...

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