Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America s twenty plus year struggle with opioid addiction From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs from disparate cities to once idyllic farm towns it s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine

One doctor s passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans n nWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working class background will become largely irrelevant Instead, he

The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science

Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike A Pulitzer Prize winning author and one of the world s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little known principles that govern medicine and how understanding these principles can empower us all n nOver a decade ag

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as are we prepared for the next epidemic, shoul

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic

From a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize for investigative reporting, an urgent, riveting, and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate and governmental greed that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns, decimating communities

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc is the first deep dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it A whole new crop of chemicals is radically

With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

For readers of Atul Gawande and Paul Kalanithi, a palliative care doctor s breathtaking stories from 30 years spent caring for the dying Modern medical technology is allowing us to live longer and fuller lives than ever before And for the most part, that is good news But with changes in the way w

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

A New York Times bestseller Washington Post Notable Book of 2017 NPR Best Books of 2017 Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 n n This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of All

In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope

A first person account from a young critical care physician describes how toward the end of her medical training she suddenly became a patient fighting for her own life, revealing how her experiences exposed her to flaws in today s care standards and how to better embrace the emotional bond between