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Title:
Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop
Author:
Lembke, Anna, 1967-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
Physical Description:
xi, 172 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9781421421407
Format :
Book