American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts - download pdf or read online

ISBN-10: 1610398610

ISBN-13: 9781610398619

A devastating portrait of the opioid epidemic, a uniquely American and catastrophically deadly tragedy born of Congressional overlook, amplified through company greed, and brutally exploited through unlawful drug cartels.

The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug challenge in American background; it ends up in ninety American deaths an afternoon and has eviscerated groups around the kingdom. it's a end result of a healthcare process run as a company, one who pharmaceuticals with unparalleled quantities of oxycodone to sufferers experiencing every thing from toothaches to serious power soreness. The perform created a tradition of habit in cities and towns from Florida to Maine and all through Appalachia and the yankee West.

In American Overdose, Chris McGreal outlines the 3 major tales of the opioid epidemic: first, the negligent rules that allowed the greed and corruption of massive pharma to benefit off the anguish in their sufferers and new proof at the FDA's complicity within the topic; moment, the common habit that ravaged American cities and towns; and eventually, the much more devastating arrival of the drug cartels who intentionally and catastrophically exploited the marketplace for dependancy that has been created.

Through the lives of medical professionals, addicts, policy-makers, pharmaceutical reps, and kinfolk, McGreal tells parallel tales: that of the increase of opioids within the healthcare process and the non-public tales of these affected at the floor, joined in what a former member of the FDA has referred to as "one of the best blunders of recent medicine."

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A devastating portrait of the opioid epidemic, a uniquely American and catastrophically deadly tragedy born of Congressional overlook, amplified through company greed, and brutally exploited by way of unlawful drug cartels. The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug drawback in American background; it leads to ninety American deaths an afternoon and has eviscerated groups around the nation.

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