Painkillers: History, Science, and Issues (The Story of a Drug)

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This accessible, easy-to-read book provides readers with different perspectives on the subject of painkillers, examining their history, production, uses, and dangers.


• Documents the risks of painkiller use and explores the various issues centered around the production, distribution, and regulation of painkiller medications

• Examines painkillers from a variety of perspectives, including medical, historical, economic, and social

• Includes primary source documents such as guidelines, policy documents, and study findings on the topics covered that provide readers with more in-depth information and help students hone their critical thinking and analytical skills

• Examines the social dimensions of the use and abuse of painkiller drugs and considers the future of this particular type of drugs

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