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|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
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I really enjoyed American Pain. As a physician, I found it very sad that these dishonorable physicians would betray their oath and actually harm patients simply to make unconscionable profits. I found it particularly interesting that what happened is that a segment of the opiate trade was essentially legalized, with the drugs supplied by legitimate pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by licensed physicians, allowing addicts relatively easy access to opiates without the involvement of cartels or street dealers (except for those drugs sold to the addicts which were ultimately diverted to street sales). This has resulted in a growing problem which has particularly affected certain regions of the country (Staten Island, where I live, has been severely affected). To me, this gives the lie to the idea that the solution to the drug problem is to declare the "war on drugs" a failure and legalize drugs of abuse. The experience with oxycontin and similar opiates suggests that this would only make the problem worse. American Pain is well researched, well written and easy to read. Anyone who reads it will come away with a good understanding of the problem of prescription opiate abuse that has been a scourge in so many of our communities. Overall, a great book!