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The Resource Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop, Anna Lembke, MD

Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop, Anna Lembke, MD

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Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop
Title
Drug dealer, MD
Title remainder
how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop
Statement of responsibility
Anna Lembke, MD
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to 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. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, Dr. Anna Lembke explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and addiction. Full of extensive interviews -- with health care providers, pharmacists, social workers, hospital administrators, insurance company executives, journalists, economists, advocates, and patients and their families -- Drug Dealer, MD is for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by addiction to prescription drugs. Dr. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lembke, Anna
Dewey number
615.7/83
Index
index present
LC call number
RM319
LC item number
.L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 A-662
  • QV 95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Analgesics
  • Medication abuse
  • Physician and patient
  • Drugs
  • Drug addiction
  • Analgesics
  • Prescription Drug Misuse
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Inappropriate Prescribing
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Analgesics
  • Drug addiction
  • Drugs
  • Medication abuse
  • Physician and patient
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Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop, Anna Lembke, MD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is addiction, who's at risk, and how do people recover? -- Prescription drugs as the new gateway to addiction -- Pain is dangerous, difference is psychopathology: The role of illness narratives -- Big Pharma joins Big Medicine: Co-opting medical science to promote pill-taking -- The drug-seeking patient: Malingering versus the hijacked brain -- The professional patient: Illness as identity and a right to be compensated -- The compassionate doctor, the narcissistic injury, and the primitive defense -- Pill mills and the Toyota-ization of medicine -- Addiction, the disease insurance companies still won't pay doctors to treat -- Stopping the cycle of compulsive prescribing
Control code
ocn944408451
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9781421421407
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421421407
  • (OCoLC)944408451
Label
Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop, Anna Lembke, MD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is addiction, who's at risk, and how do people recover? -- Prescription drugs as the new gateway to addiction -- Pain is dangerous, difference is psychopathology: The role of illness narratives -- Big Pharma joins Big Medicine: Co-opting medical science to promote pill-taking -- The drug-seeking patient: Malingering versus the hijacked brain -- The professional patient: Illness as identity and a right to be compensated -- The compassionate doctor, the narcissistic injury, and the primitive defense -- Pill mills and the Toyota-ization of medicine -- Addiction, the disease insurance companies still won't pay doctors to treat -- Stopping the cycle of compulsive prescribing
Control code
ocn944408451
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9781421421407
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016010031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421421407
  • (OCoLC)944408451

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