The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug Dependence in England Since the 1960s

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

bySarah G. Mars

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From the 1960s, conflict emerged in the medical profession regarding the role of private doctors in prescribing opiates and other drugs to patients. Were they simply licensed drug dealers or instead providing a treatment neglected by the public sector? The Politics of Addiction provides a balanced explanation of this conflict, its origins and outcomes.

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From the 1960s, conflict emerged in the medical profession regarding the role of private doctors in prescribing opiates and other drugs to patients. Were they simply licensed drug dealers or instead providing a treatment neglected by the public sector? The Politics of Addiction provides a balanced explanation of this conflict, its orig...

SARAH MARS read history at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK, and received a PhD from the University of London. Since contributing to various drug policy reports, she has worked on the history of drugs, alcohol and tobacco at the University of California, San Francisco and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.17 × 5.69 × 1.01 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221386

ISBN - 13:9780230221383

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Table of Contents

List of Tablesand Figures * Acknowledgements * Introduction * Changes in Drug Treatment, Services and Policy, 1965-99 * Major Policy Change: The Treatment and Rehabilitation Report (1982) * Major Regulatory Interventions I: The Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Drug Misuse (1984) * Major Regulatory Interventions II: The Dally Cases (1983-88) and the General Medical Council * The Role of the Home Office Drugs Inspectorate and the Misuse of Drugs Tribunals * Major Regulatory Interventions III: 1999 Guidelines and the Licensing Question * Organisation and Representation: Three Professional Groupings * Summary and Conclusions * Appendix A: Interviewed Doctors Professional Roles * Appendix B: Timeline of Major Events * Bibliography