Painkillers: The Scourge on Society


The use, and misuse, of opioid painkillers has become a full-blown epidemic in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and other public health experts. Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death, killing tens of thousands of North Americans each year. Since the opioid epidemic began in the mid-1990s, the estimated cost of addiction treatment, lost work, and overdoses has totalled over $1 trillion. This book provides information about the dangers of prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, and fentanyl, and how the government is attempting to mitigate this public health crisis.

ISBN Number
9781422243817
Trim Size
6 1/2" x 9"
Binding Type
Library
Number of Pages
96
Author
Amy Sterling Casil
Publisher
Mason Crest Publishers
Copyright Date
2020
Reading Level
7-12