Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop 1st Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Anna Lembke

Year 2016
Pages 192
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Language en
ISBN 9781421421407
File Size 2.26 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 68
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Ebook Description

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. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. 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.