The Opioid Epidemic

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The Opioid Epidemic

by Hal Marcovitz

First Release:

November 2017

ISBN: 9781682822999

When synthetic opioids were developed a quarter-century ago, many physicians believed the drugs would help alleviate the pain caused by severe injuries and debilitating diseases. But while the drugs do deaden pain, they can lead to devastating addiction as well as death through overdose. Meanwhile, the natural opioid heroin continues to be a much-abused illegal drug that threatens the lives of its users.

 
  • ISBN: 9781682822999
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition
    Publisher: ReferencePoint
    Page Count: 80
    Trim Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
    Lexile: Level: 1280L
    Genre: Nonfic
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