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Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the company that addicted America

Author: Beth Macy
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edition.; First editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Macy
ISBN: 9780316523172 0316523178
OCLC Number: 1046065933
Description: vi, 548 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: The People v. Purdue. The United States of Amnesia --
Swag 'n' Dash --
Message board memorial --
"The corporation feels no pain." Part two: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Suburban sprawl --
"Like shooting Jesus" --
FUBI --
"Shit don't stop." Part three: "A broken system." Whac-a-mole --
Liminality --
Hope on a spreadsheet --
"Brother, wrong or right" --
Outcasts and inroads. Epilogue: Soldier's Disease.
Other Titles: Dealers, doctors, and the company that addicted America
Dope sick
Responsibility: Beth Macy.

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Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.

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