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

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Johns Hopkins University Press
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5.5 X 0.4 X 8.5 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Anna Lembke, MD, is the chief of addiction medicine and an assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

"A phenomenal read."

--Chris Hayes "MSNBC All in with Chris Hayes "

"As far as I am concerned, "Drug Dealer, M.D.," in less than 200 unassuming, readable, and carefully referenced pages, may be the most important medical book of the decade for finally getting the story of this epidemic exactly right... every doctor and concerned citizen can take a first step in the right direction by reading Anna Lembke's book."

"A thought-provoking study that all healthcare professionals and patients should read."

--Library Journal

"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

"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 best summary around of the perils of owning a prescription pad."

--Abigail Zuger "The New York Times "

"... 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.""


"... 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

"... the most important medical book of the decade."

--Abigail Zuger "Undark "

"... substantial and satisfying... a lucid and fluid distillation of how large pharmaceutical companies capitalized on and shaped an era in which 'doctors are expected not just to lessen pain, but to eliminate it altogether' and 'changing brain chemistry' has become "the new way to normalize differences.""


"... excellent..."

--Threepenny Review