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Drug Dealer, MD

How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop

by Anna Lembke, MD Author · Callie Beaulieu Narrator

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Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of 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. In Drug Dealer, MD, Dr. Anna Lembke uncovers the unseen forces driving opioid addiction nationwide. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, she 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Imprint:
Tantor Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2017

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Anna Lembke, MD (Author)

Anna Lembke, MD, received her undergraduate degree in the humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She is the chief of addiction medicine and an assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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