American Pain

American Pain

How A Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic

eBook - 2015
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Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut :, Lyons Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781493019595
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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treedesigner
Oct 22, 2017

"America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic"? Guess again. 33,000 deaths a years from heroin, fentanyl etc. 480,000 deaths a year from commercial hot burning overdose monoxide combustion nicotine $igarettes!!! 2014 Surgeon General estimate $289-Bil./year cost to US economy from "tobacco"-related illnesses-- Big pHARMa cashing in on the remains of Big Tobacco. (Well, of course, the killing is slower-- "only" 10-15 years shorter lifespan per addict, o.k.)

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MplsTA
Jun 10, 2017

Most of this takes place in Florida. I had no idea they (at one time) had streets lined with pain clinics.

It was interesting to hear about the customers of these pain clinics such as where they came from and how far they drove for these prescription medications. Sad too.

The book did a good job of explaining opening a pain clinic by non doctors to the day-to-day operations and how they marketed themselves and of course eventually were shut down.

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