The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain
Harry Nelson, author
The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, shares the story of Harry Nelson’s deep dive into opioid crisis response. The book lays out an essential understanding of the interwoven crises of pain, addiction, and overdose deaths – and the first comprehensive plan for addressing the crisis at both a policy and grassroots level. As one of the leading healthcare lawyers in America, Harry Nelson got the same call in the aftermath of nearly every celebrity overdose of the past decade. From Michael Jackson to Anna Nicole Smith to Whitney Houston to Prince, doctors worried about prescribing practices and standards in addiction treatment and medical care turn to him for guidance. As the opioid crisis turned overdoses and suicides into daily occurrences, Harry turned one safety disaster after another into a learning opportunity out of which safer, better care emerged – earning the respect and confidence of federal and state regulators. The United States of Opioids distills out lessons everyone can learn from.