The Opioid Crisis (Opposing Viewpoints) (Paperback)

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By Erica Grove (Compiled by)
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In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies wrongly assured medical professionals that their opioid pain relievers were not addictive, leading to overprescribing and misuse of these drugs. It was not long before opioid addiction had reached epidemic status, with devastating consequences to society. In 2022, pharmaceutical companies and wholesalers settled massive lawsuits, vowing to fund treatment programs but failing to take responsibility for the crisis. The diverse viewpoints in this resource confront the opioid crisis head-on, debating its cause, its victims, who should be held accountable, and the chances of solving it.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781534509054
ISBN-10: 1534509054
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: December 30th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Opposing Viewpoints