American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

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PublicAffairs #ad - Years in the making, its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future. A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusionsThe opioid epidemic has been described as "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine. But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of greed, corruption, and indifference that pushed the US into consuming more than 80 percent of the world's opioid painkillers.

Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the epidemic, Chris McGreal reveals not only how Big Pharma hooked Americans on powerfully addictive drugs, but the corrupting of medicine and public institutions that let the opioid makers get away with it. The starting point for mcgreal's deeply reported investigation is the miners promised that opioid painkillers would restore their wrecked bodies, but who became targets of "drug dealers in white coats.

American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts #ad - A few heroic physicians warned of impending disaster. Mcgreal tells the story, in terms both broad and intimate, of people hit by a catastrophe they never saw coming. But american overdose exposes the powerful forces they were up against, including the pharmaceutical industry's coopting of the Food and Drug Administration and Congress in the drive to push painkillers--resulting in the resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland.

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Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

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Random House #ad - Families, businesses destroyed, working class and wealthy, have been torn apart, and public officials pushed to the brink. A hard-charging dea official, Laura Nagel, tried to hold Purdue executives to account. Equal parts crime thriller, and business exposé, medical detective story, Pain Killer is a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy.

. Groundbreaking. Here are the people who profited from the crisis and those who paid the price, those who plotted in boardrooms and those who tried to sound alarm bells. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. A country doctor in rural virginia, Art Van Zee, took on Purdue and warned officials about OxyContin abuse.

Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic #ad - The drugmaker’s owners, raymond and Mortimer Sackler, whose names adorn museums worldwide, made enormous fortunes from the commercial success of OxyContin. Kessler, former commissioner of the food and drug administration and author of The End of Overeating Between 1999 and 2017, 000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, an estimated 250, a plague ignited by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin.

. In pain killer, pulitzer prize–winning New York Times reporter Barry Meier exposes the roots of the most pressing health epidemic of the twenty-first century. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once.

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor's offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.

But even in the midst of twin crises in drug abuse and healthcare, Macy finds reason to hope and ample signs of the spirit and tenacity that are helping the countless ordinary people ensnared by addiction build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Through unsparing, compelling, and unforgettably humane portraits of families and first responders determined to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus.

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America #ad - An instant new york times bestseller, dopesick is the only book to tell the full story of the opioid crisis, from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans struggling to save themselves and their families: "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" New York Times from a journalist who has lived through it.

In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy sets out to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a gripping, unputdownable story of greed and need.

In some of the same communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, jail, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, and death. From the introduction of oxycontin in 1996, Macy investigates the powerful forces that led America's doctors and patients to embrace a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm.

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Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Lembke concludes that the prescription drug epidemic is a symptom of a faltering health care system, the solution for which lies in rethinking how health care is delivered. Lembke gives voice to the millions of americans struggling with prescription drugs while singling out the real culprits behind the rise in opioid addiction: cultural narratives that promote pills as quick fixes, pharmaceutical corporations in cahoots with organized medicine, and a new medical bureaucracy focused on the bottom line that favors pills, procedures, and patient satisfaction over wellness.

Johns hopkins University Press. Dr. In the united states alone, 16, 000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, and neuroscience, the science of addiction, she explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, cultural anthropology, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and addiction.

Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop #ad - Full of extensive interviews―with health care providers, social workers, advocates, and patients and their families―Drug Dealer, economists, insurance company executives, pharmacists, hospital administrators, journalists, MD, is for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by addiction to prescription drugs.

But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it’s built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems. In drug dealer, MD, Dr.

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Medical Terminology Quick & Concise: A Programmed Learning Approach

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Jones & Bartlett Learning #ad - Its unique approach consists of 3 key elements: programmed learning perfect for self-study or classroom instruction; contextual learning students learn the terminology and in how they will encounter the terminology: Signs and Symptoms, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic; and concise content students are only presented with the key facts and pertinent information.

To bring the content to life, including doctors, the student will actually follow a cast of characters, healthcare providers, and patients. Johns hopkins University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Using a unique approach, this book is designed to give students an introduction to and basic working knowledge of medical terminology.

Medical Terminology Quick & Concise: A Programmed Learning Approach #ad - The focus is on learning the most common medical term components, using these term components to build terms, and analyzing the use of these terms in health records.

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American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It

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All Points Books #ad - Through the wildly successful non-profit organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising recovery movement―quickly emerging as the de facto leader of the national conversation on addiction. He understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive it can quickly become.

Nearly every american knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Millions of americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Used book in Good Condition. Where is the solution? where is the hope? Where's the outrage?Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission.

American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It #ad - Johns hopkins University Press. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Now, he is waging a permanent campaign to change our way of thinking about and addressing addiction in this country. In american fix, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete, Hampton describes his personal struggle with addiction, comprehensive plan of action towards making America’s addiction crisis a thing of the past.

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Dreamland

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Bloomsbury Press #ad - Johns hopkins University Press. Meanwhile, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, driven by a brilliant, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system.

With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. Used book in Good Condition. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

Dreamland #ad - Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland. Bloomsbury Publishing. Now, addiction has devastated portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. Winner of the nbcc award for general nonfictionNamed on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.

S. Drug czar politico favorite book of the year--angus deaton, nobel Prize Economics Bloomberg/WSJ Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky WSJ Books of the Year--Slate. Com's 10 best books of 2015--entertainment weekly's 10 best books of 2015 --buzzfeed's 19 best nonfiction books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St.

Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.

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American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic

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Lyons Press #ad - Meanwhile, hundreds more pain clinics in the mold of American Pain had popped up in the Sunshine State, creating a gigantic new drug industry. American pain chronicles the rise and fall of this game-changing pill mill, and how it helped tip the nation into its current opioid crisis, the deadliest drug epidemic in American history.

From a fortress-like former bank building, American Pain’s doctors distributed massive quantities of oxycodone to hundreds of customers a day, mostly traffickers and addicts who came by the vanload. Finalist for the edgar® award in best fact crime * new york post, “the post’s favorite books of 2015” * suspense magazine’s “best true crime books of 2015”* Finalist for Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year in True Crime * Publishers Weekly, Big Indie Book of Fall 2015The king of the Florida pill mills was American Pain, a mega-clinic expressly created to serve addicts posing as patients.

American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic #ad - After the housing market stalled, a local doctor clued in the brothers to the burgeoning underground market for lightly regulated prescription painkillers. Johns hopkins University Press. Inked muscle-heads ran the clinic’s security. It includes addicts whose lives were devastated by American Pain’s drugs, and the federal agents and grieving mothers who labored for years to bring the clinic’s crew to justice.

. In florida, pain clinics could dispense the meds, and no one tracked the patients. This includes the incongruous band of wealthy bad boys, thugs and esteemed physicians who built American Pain, as well as penniless Kentucky clans who transformed themselves into painkiller trafficking rings.

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Pharmaceutical Calculations

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Jones & Bartlett Learning #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Bloomsbury Publishing. Lyons Press. This text focuses on basic math fundamentals essential for pharmaceutical calculations, followed by calculations that are more specific to compounding and formulation of individual dosage. At the end of each chapter case studies demonstrate the application of mathematical calculations in compounding actual prescriptions.

Features• practice sets• solved problems• case studies in the form of prescriptionsEach new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, a dashboard that reports actionable data, homework and Assessment Center, and Teaching Tools. Pharmaceutical calculations is the perfect text for students or professionals aiming to understand or develop the calculations skills that play a significant role in building a competent pharmacist.

Pharmaceutical Calculations #ad - This helpful approach incorporates solved examples for each individual section followed by practice sets, with an answer key to each problem. Johns hopkins University Press.

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Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning #ad - In accessible steps, this valuable resource provides the tools for gaining medication histories from patients and counseling them on the most effective and safe manner to take medications. Each chapter explores the background and practice of a critical skill, tools that aid in its development and mastery, and tips for success.

Johns hopkins University Press. Fundamental skills for patient care in Pharmacy Practice enables students and new pharmacists to master the skills associated with clinical care in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. Used but in Great Shape. Lyons Press. Bloomsbury Publishing. Students and pharmacists will come away with the knowledge to identify drug-related problems and formulate plans for solutions to these problems.

Fundamental Skills for Patient Care in Pharmacy Practice #ad - Fundamental skills for patient care in pharmacy practice prepares future pharmacists to communicate effectively in verbal and written formats with health professionals and special patient populations as they prepare and present SOAP notes, patient cases, and discharge counseling. Used book in Good Condition.

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Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - And Europe. From its depths, as westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. Used but in Great Shape.

Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. Johns hopkins University Press. Poignantly, families of victims, law enforcement officers, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U. S. Used book in Good Condition. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China’s vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it.

Is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs”―and all-too-often tragically lethal.

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic #ad - Drugs like fentanyl, k2, and spice―and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe― were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Bloomsbury Publishing. To harm reduction activists in europe―which reveals for the first time the next wave of the opioid epidemicA deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc.

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