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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.
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By Hungurr on 05-06-18
excellent book. one highlight is that patient satisfaction score system is a joke . physicians are slowly waking up to the fact that their main function in recent decades is to keep the chains moving and not to care for patients. sad state of affairs. the truth of the matter is patients don't want good quality care because that involves the patients doing a lot of work on themselves and changing lifestyle habits. a 30 min or even one hour talk with a doctor every few months is not going to do that. so the pills and procedures keep coming that's what the public wants really no matter how much they protest. the easy way.
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By Kassandra E. Kaplan on 06-04-18
Excellent with just a couple of misgivings
Really great overview of the problem. Only criticisms are: 1, several medical terms mispronounced by the reader which was a bit jarring, and 2, an offhand comment about insurance covering “even gender reassignment surgery but not addiction treatment” as if gender dysphoria was a trivial and frivolous, not a serious and life threatening, condition (news flash - it very much is life threatening, and treatment, including surgery, is recognized worldwide as being lifesaving).