"A must-read for anyone affected by the opioid epidemic. I was both shocked by Dr. Joshi's personal experience and impressed by the wisdom gleaned from it. I highly recommend this book for policymakers and patients alike!"
Chief Medical Officer of WebMD
"Dr. Joshi has penned a gripping narrative about the hidden realities of modern medical practice. Through humbling anecdotes and what he learned from their aftermath, Dr. Joshi demonstrates the power of dedication to bettering the lives of patients. At the intersection of pain management and mental health practice, this book vividly shows how law enforcement intrusions into medical practice are devoid of context and compassion and ultimately harm patients and communities."
Senior scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and advisor to the FDA
"Dr. Joshi shares his story of prescribing narcotics in an effort to help patients within America's muddled approach to the prescription drug epidemic. His experience reflects the darkest fears of any physician prescribing narcotics for patients describing uncontrolled pain. The book includes Dr. Joshi's own reflections about the prescription drug crisis and provides a more nuanced approach to how we might think about patients with pain and the physicians who treat them."
Medical Director of Accolade Health and clinical informaticist
Physician entrepreneur Dr. Jay K Joshi completed his medical school and internship at the University of Illinois Medical Center and his master’s in business administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. An advocate for patient empowerment and innovation in healthcare, Dr. Joshi incorporates entrepreneurial strategies and behavioral economics into his clinical practice to improve the patient experience.