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The Resource The opioid epidemics in the United States : missed opportunities and policy failures, Kant B. Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky, Missouri State University, (electronic resource)

The opioid epidemics in the United States : missed opportunities and policy failures, Kant B. Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky, Missouri State University, (electronic resource)

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The opioid epidemics in the United States : missed opportunities and policy failures
Title
The opioid epidemics in the United States
Title remainder
missed opportunities and policy failures
Statement of responsibility
Kant B. Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky, Missouri State University
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Language
eng
Summary
"The current opioid epidemic in the United States began in the mid-1990s with the introduction a new drug, OxyContin, viewed as a safer and more effective opiate for chronic pain management. By 2017, the opioid epidemic had become a full-blown crisis as over 2 million Americans had become dependent on and abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. This book examines the origins, development, and rise of the opioid epidemic in the United States from the perspective of the public policy process. The authors, political scientists Kant Patel and Mark Rushefsky, discuss institutional features of the American political system that impact the making of public policy, arguing that the fragmentation of that system hinders the ability to coherently address policy problems, taking the opioid epidemic as an example. The book begins with a brief historical examination of the history of the problem of opioid addiction and crises in the United States and public policy responses to past crises, but the main focus is on our current national public health emergency. The book analyzes: The origins of the current crisis Indicators and warning signs pointing to the emergence of a significant public problem Factors that contributed to the opioid crisis Why the crisis emerged in the United States and not in other Western countries The nature and scope of the opioid crisis, including socio-economic and demographic characteristics and the human, social, and economic costs Presidential administrations' public response, and non-response, to the opioid crisis - Parallels between the role played by opioid manufacturers and tobacco/cigarette manufacturers in creating the problem of addiction, resulting in high mortality rates, and the public policy response to both. This book explores the national policy response to the opioid crisis, as well as state and local government responses and separation of powers, including how the three branches of government deal with the opioid problem. The authors conclude with a discussion of how accurate problem definition, problem diagnosis, and appropriate and timely responses could have produced a more appropriate and robust policy response--policy process tools that will be essential in fighting both the current crisis and the next one. The Opioid Epidemic in the United States is essential reading for policy analysis courses in political science, health, and social work programs, as well as for US policymakers at the local, state, and national levels"--
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1946-
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Patel, Kant
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1945-
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Rushefsky, Mark E.
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T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Opioid abuse
  • Opioids
Label
The opioid epidemics in the United States : missed opportunities and policy failures, Kant B. Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky, Missouri State University, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003215899
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The policy process and policy cycles -- The first opiate crisis: 1860s to 1920s -- The second opioid crisis: 1960s to 2000 -- The third opioid crisis: 2000-present -- State governments and the current opioid crisis -- A perfect storm: big pharma, FDA, DEA, and the opioid crisis -- The global context of the opioid crisis -- Opioid epidemics and public policy
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9781003215899
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781000456325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1246674272
Label
The opioid epidemics in the United States : missed opportunities and policy failures, Kant B. Patel and Mark E. Rushefsky, Missouri State University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003215899
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The policy process and policy cycles -- The first opiate crisis: 1860s to 1920s -- The second opioid crisis: 1960s to 2000 -- The third opioid crisis: 2000-present -- State governments and the current opioid crisis -- A perfect storm: big pharma, FDA, DEA, and the opioid crisis -- The global context of the opioid crisis -- Opioid epidemics and public policy
Control code
9781003215899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000456325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1246674272

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