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Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop / Anna Lembke, MD.

Author:
Lembke, Anna, 1967- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xi, 172 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index.
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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781421421407 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 1421421402 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • ((electronic))
LCCN:
2016010031
OCLC:
944408451
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