skip to content
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Beth Macy
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Macy
ISBN: 9781788549868 1788549864 9781788549370 1788549376
OCLC Number: 1048822622
Description: vi, 376 pages, 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: Dope sick
Responsibility: Beth Macy.

Abstract:

A portrait of the devastating opioid crisis in America from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'An unflinching look at the opioid crisis in the US ... Truly shocking in some places, Dopesick is a wake-up call for doctors and the pharmaceutical industry' British Journal of General Practice. Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1048822622> # Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1048822622" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/opioid_abuse> ; # Opioid abuse
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/oxycodone> ; # Oxycodone
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/oxycodone_abuse_united_states> ; # Oxycodone abuse--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/opioid_abuse_united_states> ; # Opioid abuse--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/oxycodone_abuse> ; # Oxycodone abuse
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/362.290973/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/medication_abuse_united_states> ; # Medication abuse--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/medication_abuse> ; # Medication abuse
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:alternateName "Dope sick" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Person/macy_beth> ; # Beth Macy
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4664311486> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America"@en ;
    schema:productID "1048822622" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781788549868> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781788549370> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8C5879> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1048822622> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Person/macy_beth> # Beth Macy
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Macy" ;
    schema:givenName "Beth" ;
    schema:name "Beth Macy" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/medication_abuse_united_states> # Medication abuse--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Medication abuse--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/opioid_abuse_united_states> # Opioid abuse--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Opioid abuse--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4664311486#Topic/oxycodone_abuse_united_states> # Oxycodone abuse--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Oxycodone abuse--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781788549370>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1788549376" ;
    schema:isbn "9781788549370" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781788549868>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1788549864" ;
    schema:isbn "9781788549868" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.