- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1421421402
- ISBN-13: 978-1421421407
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 92 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop 1st Edition
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"A thought-provoking study that all healthcare professionals and patients should read."(Library Journal)
"... a story with mythic resonance."(Times Higher Education)
""... excellent... It’s a short book, concisely written, giving plenty of examples of patients’ stories while at the same time showing trends in policy and national practice.""(Metapsychology)
"Drug Dealer, MD offers a fresh, comprehensive perspective on addiction and prescription drugs. The patient narratives provide compassionate, albeit sometimes extreme, examples of how the medical field has failed patients, while the data provide the facts needed to prove that this truly is a system failure rather than any one person’s fault. This thought-provoking book should be a must-read for medical trainees, providers, and health policy leaders working at the forefront of addressing the prescription drug epidemic."(Health Affairs)
"A unique and appealing look at the prescription opioid epidemic. Lembke's broad contextual discussion of the changing history of organized medicine's approach to pain is fascinating."(G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness)
"Lembke's novel viewpoint, brilliant synthesis of information, and use of patient stories bring the text to life."(Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD, MSPH, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center)
"Dr. Lembke is a fearless, authentic voice on the over-prescription of addictive painkillers and its terrible public health consequences. Drug Dealer, MD brings together her experience as a physician and her wisdom as a public policy analyst to create a must-read book for anyone who is grappling with America's ongoing opioid addiction and overdose crisis."(Keith Humphreys, Stanford University)
"Anna Lembke sheds light on the rise of prescription drug addiction in the USA, fuelled in part by the actions of doctors and the structure of the US healthcare system."(London School of Economics Review of Books)
"... The book is written in a clear, easy-to-read style with lay readers in mind."(Pharmaceutical Journal)
"... once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down."(Drug Dealer, MD)
About the Author
Anna Lembke, MD, is the chief of addiction medicine and an assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Most of the homeless population that I treat are there because of addiction which has hijacked their brains. We need to wake up and do something about it.