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In Pain

A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids

by Travis Rieder

Hardcover, 297 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $27.99 |

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In Pain
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A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids
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Travis Rieder

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A bioethicist's memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal exposes the American health care system's failures at managing the use of opioids for pain relief and reveals the lack of resources and structures to handle the nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.

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Travis Rieder, author of In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids, says none of the doctors who prescribed opioids for his waves of "fiery" or "electrical" pain taught him how to safely taper his use of the drugs when he wanted to quit. Stockbyte/Getty Images hide caption

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