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Download or read book Summary of Empire of Pain written by Alexander Cooper and published by BookSummaryGr. This book was released on 2021-10-03 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summary of Empire of Pain In Empire of Pain (2021), Patrick Radden Keefe narrates how the Sackler family, over three generations, grew from immigrant newcomers to wealthy philanthropists and ultimately the people behind a drug that ended up killing thousands of Americans. Originally based on good intentions, the Sacklers developed OxyContin, a revolutionary painkiller that was meant to help people live happier pain-free lives. But what started as a noble project quickly was overtaken by greed and political corruption, making OxyContin the cause of one of the largest opioid epidemics in the US. Patrick Radden Keefe's assortment of work doesn't appear, from the start, the most open. An analytical columnist by profession, he investigates numerous habits of defilement, and his last book, 2019's Say Nothing, had a lift pitch that sounded anything other than standard. It dove into The Inconveniences in Ireland, using a long-time past disappearance of a 38-year-old mother of 10 to detail the human impact of that quite certain time in I.R.A. history. It additionally turned into a New York Times blockbuster — and was perhaps the best book of the year. Keefe has a method of making the distant extraordinarily edible, of transforming complex stories into page-turning spine chillers, and he's done it again with Empire of Pain. The behemoth (450 pages, in addition to 80 a greater amount of notes and records) is a blistering — however carefully announced — takedown of the more distant family behind OxyContin, generally accepted to be at the main driver of our country's narcotic emergency. It's equivalent amounts of succulent society tattle (the Sackler name has been put across galleries and establishments in New York and London, they go to get-togethers with any semblance of Michael Bloomberg) and chronicled record of how they assembled their dynasty and in the end pushed Oxy onto the market. It's not prone to flip-flop anybody's assessment over who is at fault for the habit plague: In the event that you've made it this far with your conviction of the Sacklers' honesty unblemished, there's conceivably nothing that can be said to influence you. However, for the remainder of the understanding public, it experiences each guarantee inalienable in the word report. Empire is partitioned into three sections: Patriarch, which narrates the life and vocation of Arthur Sackler, who assembled the family's riches and dispatched their foray to drugs in any case; Dynasty, which bargains for the most part in the development of OxyContin (which outgrew the pain cure MS Contin); and Legacy, which underlines the beginning of the family's destruction, as well as, drives home Keefe's representation of exactly how reckless, cash-hungry, and scheming the Sacklers were in their push to rule the painkiller market. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

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  • Author : Prk Press
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  • Release : 2021-04-16
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 36 pages

Download or read book Summary Analysis written by Prk Press and published by . This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF EMPIRE OF PAIN BY PATRICK RADDEN KEEFEDISCLAIMERThis book was not written by Patrick Keefe. It is a summary guide that written for your own delight by PRK Press. If you are seeking to buy Patrick's book pls don't buy this. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOKThe Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions-Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Empire of Pain begins with the story of three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer and the incalculably energetic Arthur, who weathered the poverty of the Great Depression and appalling anti-Semitism. Working at a barbaric mental institution, Arthur saw a better way and conducted groundbreaking research into drug treatments. He also had a genius for marketing, especially for pharmaceuticals, and bought a small ad firm. Arthur devised the marketing for Valium, and built the first great Sackler fortune. He purchased a drug manufacturer, Purdue Frederick, which would be run by Raymond and Mortimer. The brothers began collecting art, and wives, and grand residences in exotic locales. Their children and grandchildren grew up in luxury. Forty years later, Raymond's son Richard ran the family-owned Purdue. The template Arthur Sackler created to sell Valium-co-opting doctors, influencing the FDA, downplaying the drug's addictiveness-was employed to launch a far more potent product: OxyContin. The drug went on to generate some thirty-five billion dollars in revenue, and to launch a public health crisis in which hundreds of thousands would die.Click on the BUY NOW button to grab your own copy now.

Book Empire of Pain

Download or read book Empire of Pain written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2021-04-13 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing. "A real-life version of the HBO series Succession with a lethal sting in its tail…a masterful work of narrative reportage.” – Laura Miller, Slate The history of the Sackler dynasty is rife with drama—baroque personal lives; bitter disputes over estates; fistfights in boardrooms; glittering art collections; Machiavellian courtroom maneuvers; and the calculated use of money to burnish reputations and crush the less powerful. The Sackler name has adorned the walls of many storied institutions—Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, but the source of the family fortune was vague—until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Empire of Pain is the saga of three generations of a single family and the mark they would leave on the world, a tale that moves from the bustling streets of early twentieth-century Brooklyn to the seaside palaces of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Cap d’Antibes to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. It follows the family’s early success with Valium to the much more potent OxyContin, marketed with a ruthless technique of co-opting doctors, influencing the FDA, downplaying the drug’s addictiveness. Empire of Pain chronicles the multiple investigations of the Sacklers and their company, and the scorched-earth legal tactics that the family has used to evade accountability. A masterpiece of narrative reporting, Empire of Pain is a ferociously compelling portrait of America’s second Gilded Age, a study of impunity among the super-elite and a relentless investigation of the naked greed that built one of the world’s great fortunes.

Book Empire of Pain

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  • Author : Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2021-04-20
  • ISBN : 1529063086
  • Pages : 751 pages

Download or read book Empire of Pain written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2021-04-20 with total page 751 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium, OxyContin and the opioid crisis. The inspiration behind the Netflix series Painkiller, starring Uzo Aduba and Matthew Broderick. The Sunday Times Bestseller Winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' Shortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2021 Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 'I gobbled up Empire of Pain . . . a masterclass in compelling narrative nonfiction.' – Elizabeth Day, The Guardian '30 Best Summer Reads' ‘You feel almost guilty for enjoying it so much’ – The Times The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis – an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people. In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, award-winning journalist and host of the Wind of Change podcast Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of twenty-first-century greed. 'There are so many "they did what?" moments in this book, when your jaw practically hits the page' – Sunday Times

Book Pain Killer

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  • Author : Barry Meier
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2018-05-29
  • ISBN : 0525511091
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book Pain Killer written by Barry Meier and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-05-29 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter who first exposed the roots of the opioid epidemic and the secretive world of the Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma, Pain Killer is the celebrated landmark story of corporate greed and government negligence that inspired an upcoming Netflix series. “This is the book that started it all. Barry Meier is a heroic reporter and Pain Killer is a muckraking classic.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Empire of Pain Between 1999 and 2017, an estimated 250,000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a plague ignited by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin. Families, working class and wealthy, have been torn apart, businesses destroyed, and public officials pushed to the brink. Meanwhile, the drugmaker’s owners, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, whose names adorn museums worldwide, made enormous fortunes from the commercial success of OxyContin. In Pain Killer, Barry Meier tells the story of how Purdue turned OxyContin into a billion-dollar blockbuster. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. But Purdue launched an unprecedented marketing campaign claiming that the drug’s long-acting formulation made it safer to use than traditional painkillers for many types of pain. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once. Even in its prescribed form, Oxy proved fiercely addictive. As OxyContin’s use and abuse grew, Purdue concealed what it knew from regulators, doctors, and patients. 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. A country doctor in rural Virginia, Art Van Zee, took on Purdue and warned officials about OxyContin abuse. An ebullient high school cheerleader, Lindsey Myers, was reduced to stealing from her parents to feed her escalating Oxy habit. A hard-charging DEA official, Laura Nagel, tried to hold Purdue executives to account. In Pain Killer, Barry Meier breaks new ground in his decades-long investigation into the opioid epidemic. He takes readers inside Purdue to show how long the company withheld information about the abuse of OxyContin and gives a shocking account of the Justice Department’s failure to alter the trajectory of the opioid epidemic and protect thousands of lives. Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, Pain Killer is a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy.

Book Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands

Download or read book Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands written by Arturo J. Aldama and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2024 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An interdisciplinary collection of cultural, historic, activist, and artistic essays that discuss the impacts of Trump's policies and rhetorics towards BIPoC/Latinx migrants"--

Book The U S  War on Drugs at Home and Abroad

Download or read book The U S War on Drugs at Home and Abroad written by Jonathan D. Rosen and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-04-12 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the U.S. war on drugs at home and abroad. It provides a brief history of the war on drugs. In addition, it analyzes drug trafficking and organized crime in Colombia and Mexico, and the role of the United States government in counternarcotics policies. This work also examines the opioid epidemic, addiction, and alternative policies.

Book There Are No Accidents

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  • Author : Jessie Singer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2023-02-28
  • ISBN : 1982129689
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book There Are No Accidents written by Jessie Singer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2023-02-28 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A journalist recounts the surprising history of accidents and reveals how they’ve come to define all that’s wrong with America. We hear it all the time: “Sorry, it was just an accident.” And we’ve been deeply conditioned to just accept that explanation and move on. But as Jessie Singer argues convincingly: There are no such things as accidents. The vast majority of mishaps are not random but predictable and preventable. Singer uncovers just how the term “accident” itself protects those in power and leaves the most vulnerable in harm’s way, preventing investigations, pushing off debts, blaming the victims, diluting anger, and even sparking empathy for the perpetrators. As the rate of accidental death skyrockets in America, the poor and people of color end up bearing the brunt of the violence and blame, while the powerful use the excuse of the “accident” to avoid consequences for their actions. Born of the death of her best friend, and the killer who insisted it was an accident, this book is a moving investigation of the sort of tragedies that are all too common, and all too commonly ignored. In this revelatory book, Singer tracks accidental death in America from turn of the century factories and coal mines to today’s urban highways, rural hospitals, and Superfund sites. Drawing connections between traffic accidents, accidental opioid overdoses, and accidental oil spills, Singer proves that what we call accidents are hardly random. Rather, who lives and dies by an accident in America is defined by money and power. She also presents a variety of actions we can take as individuals and as a society to stem the tide of “accidents”—saving lives and holding the guilty to account.

Book Pharma

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  • Author : Gerald Posner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 1501152033
  • Pages : 816 pages

Download or read book Pharma written by Gerald Posner and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-04-13 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Exorbitant prices for lifesaving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on prescription opioids have caused many to lose faith in pharmaceutical companies. Now, Americans are demanding national reckoning with a monolithic industry. In Pharma, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Gerald Posner uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America's wealthiest from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the centure of the opioid crisis. The unexpected twists and turns of the Sakler family saga are told against the startling chronicle of a powerful industry that sits at the intersection of public health and profits. Pharma reveals how and why American drug companies have put earnings ahead of patients"--

Book Big Dirty Money

Download or read book Big Dirty Money written by Jennifer Taub and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-09-29 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Taub explicitly and persuasively places the breakdown of enforcement and accountability in the context of money and class."--The New York Times How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful use tax dodges or break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it. There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke-hold arrest, and death, if you are not among the top 1%. But if you're rich and commit mail, wire, or bank fraud, embezzle pension funds, lie in court, obstruct justice, bribe a public official, launder money, or cheat on your taxes, you're likely to get off scot-free (or even win an election). When caught and convicted, such as for bribing their kids' way into college, high-class criminals make brief stops in minimum security "Club Fed" camps. Operate the scam from the executive suite of a giant corporation, and you can prosper with impunity. Consider Wells Fargo & Co. Pressured by management, employees at the bank opened more than three million bank and credit card accounts without customer consent, and charged late fees and penalties to account holders. When CEO John Stumpf resigned in "shame," the board of directors granted him a $134 million golden parachute. This is not victimless crime. Big Dirty Money details the scandalously common and concrete ways that ordinary Americans suffer when the well-heeled use white collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence. Profiteers caused the mortgage meltdown and the prescription opioid crisis, they've evaded taxes and deprived communities of public funds for education, public health, and infrastructure. Taub goes beyond the headlines (of which there is no shortage) to track how we got here (essentially a post-Enron failure of prosecutorial muscle, the growth of "too big to jail" syndrome, and a developing implicit immunity of the upper class) and pose solutions that can help catch and convict offenders.

Book Pain Killer

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  • Author : Barry Meier
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • ISBN : 1529356172
  • Pages : 133 pages

Download or read book Pain Killer written by Barry Meier and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES STARRING UZO ADUBA AND MATTHEW BRODERICK 'This is the book that started it all. Barry Meier is a heroic reporter and Pain Killer is a muckraking classic' Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Empire of Pain Every catastrophe has a beginning. For the opioid crisis in America, the seed was a drug called OxyContin. First hailed as a miracle drug for severe pain in the early 1990s, OxyContin went on to ignite a plague of addiction and death across America, fuelled by the aggressive marketing of its maker, Purdue Pharma and the billionaire Sackler brothers who owned the company. Investigative journalist Barry Meier was the first to write about the elusive Sackler family, their role in this catastrophic epidemic and the army of local doctors, law enforcement and worried parents that tried to bring them down.

Book Desperate Remedies

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  • Author : Andrew Scull
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2022-04-19
  • ISBN : 0141996463
  • Pages : 366 pages

Download or read book Desperate Remedies written by Andrew Scull and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES AND DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A riveting chronicle of faulty science, false promises, arrogance, greed, and shocking disregard for the wellbeing of patients suffering from mental disorders. An eloquent, meticulously documented, clear-eyed call for change' Dirk Wittenborn In this masterful work, Andrew Scull, one of the most provocative thinkers writing about psychiatry, sheds light on its troubled history For more than two hundred years, disturbances of reason, cognition and emotion - the sort of things that were once called 'madness' - have been described and treated by the medical profession. Mental illness, it is said, is an illness like any other - a disorder that can treated by doctors, whose suffering can be eased, and from which patients can return. And yet serious mental illness remains a profound mystery that is in some ways no closer to being solved than it was at the start of the twentieth century. In this clear-sighted and provocative exploration of psychiatry, acclaimed sociologist Andrew Scull traces the history of its attempts to understand and mitigate mental illness: from the age of the asylum and surgical and chemical interventions, through the rise and fall of Freud and the talking cure, and on to our own time of drug companies and antidepressants. Through it all, Scull argues, the often vain and rash attempts to come to terms with the enigma of mental disorder have frequently resulted in dire consequences for the patient. Deeply researched and lucidly conveyed, Desperate Remedies masterfully illustrates the assumptions and theory behind the therapy, providing a definitive new account of psychiatry's and society's battle with mental illness.

Book Whiteout

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  • Author : Helena Hansen
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2023
  • ISBN : 0520384059
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read book Whiteout written by Helena Hansen and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2023 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "For the first two decades of the new millennium, media images of the White "new face" of the US opioid crisis abounded. Yet, the whiteness of opioids is not new; it stems from a century of structural racism in drug policy. Whiteout is the first critical analysis of the whiteness of the opioid crisis. Anchored in riveting first-hand narratives from three leading drug scholars-an anthropologist-physician, a policy analyst, and a drug historian-it updates theories of racial capitalism to reveal how biotechnological industries are driven by White consumption in ways that are toxic for White and non-White Americans alike"--

Book The Urge

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  • Author : Carl Erik Fisher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2022-01-25
  • ISBN : 0525561455
  • Pages : 393 pages

Download or read book The Urge written by Carl Erik Fisher and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker and The Boston Globe An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own family and himself “Carl Erik Fisher’s The Urge is the best-written and most incisive book I’ve read on the history of addiction. In the midst of an overdose crisis that grows worse by the hour and has vexed America for centuries, Fisher has given us the best prescription of all: understanding. He seamlessly blends a gripping historical narrative with memoir that doesn’t self-aggrandize; the result is a full-throated argument against blaming people with substance use disorder. The Urge is a propulsive tour de force that is as healing as it is enjoyable to read.” —Beth Macy, author of Dopesick Even after a decades-long opioid overdose crisis, intense controversy still rages over the fundamental nature of addiction and the best way to treat it. With uncommon empathy and erudition, Carl Erik Fisher draws on his own experience as a clinician, researcher, and alcoholic in recovery as he traces the history of a phenomenon that, centuries on, we hardly appear closer to understanding—let alone addressing effectively. As a psychiatrist-in-training fresh from medical school, Fisher was soon face-to-face with his own addiction crisis, one that nearly cost him everything. Desperate to make sense of the condition that had plagued his family for generations, he turned to the history of addiction, learning that the current quagmire is only the latest iteration of a centuries-old story: humans have struggled to define, treat, and control addictive behavior for most of recorded history, including well before the advent of modern science and medicine. A rich, sweeping account that probes not only medicine and science but also literature, religion, philosophy, and public policy, The Urge illuminates the extent to which the story of addiction has persistently reflected broader questions of what it means to be human and care for one another. Fisher introduces us to the people who have endeavored to address this complex condition through the ages: physicians and politicians, activists and artists, researchers and writers, and of course the legions of people who have struggled with their own addictions. He also examines the treatments and strategies that have produced hope and relief for many people with addiction, himself included. Only by reckoning with our history of addiction, he argues—our successes and our failures—can we light the way forward for those whose lives remain threatened by its hold. The Urge is at once an eye-opening history of ideas, a riveting personal story of addiction and recovery, and a clinician’s urgent call for a more expansive, nuanced, and compassionate view of one of society’s most intractable challenges.

Book The Prescription to Prison Pipeline

Download or read book The Prescription to Prison Pipeline written by Michelle Smirnova and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2023-02-23 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Prescription-to-Prison Pipeline Michelle Smirnova argues that the ongoing opioid drug epidemic is the result of an endless cycle in which suffering is medicalized and drug use is criminalized. Drawing on interviews with eighty incarcerated individuals in Missouri correctional institutions, Smirnova shows how contradictions in medical practices, social ideals, and legal policies disproportionately criminalize the poor for their social condition. This criminalization further exacerbates and perpetuates drug addiction and poverty. Tracing the processes by which social issues are constructed as biomedical ones that necessitate pharmacological intervention, Smirnova highlights how inequitable surveillance, policing, and punishment of marginalized populations intensify harms associated with both treatment and punishment, especially given that the distinctions between the two have become blurred. By focusing on the stories of people whose pain and pharmaceutical treatment led to incarceration, Smirnova challenges the binary of individual and social problems, effectively exploring how the conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use may exacerbate outcomes such as relapse, recidivism, poverty, abuse, and death.

Book Imperium der Schmerzen

Download or read book Imperium der Schmerzen written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG. This book was released on 2022-10-24 with total page 947 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: „Ein Buch, das wütend und fassungslos macht und dabei so meisterhaft erzählt ist, dass man es nicht aus der Hand legen mag.“ ARD ttt Das große, verstörende Porträt der Sackler-Familie, die sich als Philantropen feiern lassen, deren Vermögen durch Valium entstand und die mit der Erfindung des Medikaments OxyContin die Opioidkrise in den USA auslöste. Und Millionen Menschen weltweit in die Abhängigkeit stürzte. Der preisgekrönte Autor Patrick Radden Keefe zeichnet das Sittengemälde einer Industriellenfamilie, die die Welt prägt. Die Geschichte der Sackler-Dynastie birst vor Dramen – barocke Privatleben, erbitterte Verteilungsschlachten, machiavellistische Manöver in Gerichtssälen und der kalkulierte Einsatz von Geld, um sich als Kunstmäzene Zugang zur Elite zu kaufen und die weniger Mächtigen zu brechen. Ein narratives Meisterwerk, umfassend recherchiert und erschreckend zwingend argumentiert.

Book Prescription Drugs

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  • Author : David E. Newton
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2021-11-12
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 189 pages

Download or read book Prescription Drugs written by David E. Newton and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-11-12 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prescription drugs are a basic and invaluable part of society today, but there is debate surrounding the methods of testing new drugs, the possible misuse of prescription drugs, and the economics of drug production and use. This book examines the evolution of prescription drugs in the United States, as well as the formation of the pharmaceutical industry. It begins with a history of prescription drugs, dating back to their origins, then moves through the Industrial Revolution and into the present day. It also delves into the issues and controversies related to prescription drugs, such as drug costs, regulations, prescription drug abuse, insurance complications, and more. Both implemented and proposed solutions are also discussed. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of prescription drugs in a manner that helps the reader identify key issues in an easy-to-understand fashion. Finally, the perspectives chapter allows a broad range of voices to be heard, allowing crucial, diverse perspectives to round out the author's expertise.