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Coming Down Hard 

Two student suicides are connected to a university drug study. The investigation uncovers that the pharmaceutical company that commissioned the study may have known about adverse side-effects, but tried to cover it up.

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Richard Dobbs

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Davey Holmes
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Farina ... Detective Joe Fontana
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
Fred Dalton Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch
Boyd Gaines ... James Rillard
Philip Goodwin Philip Goodwin ... Dr. Russell Toomey
Amy Hohn ... Laura Dixon
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... Colin Reese
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... Judge Harrison Taylor
Peter Strauss ... Dr. Paul Cedars
Boris McGiver ... Hjalmar Forskerskoler
Anthony Fazio ... Terry Lipsky
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Two student suicides are connected to a university drug study. The investigation uncovers that the pharmaceutical company that commissioned the study may have known about adverse side-effects, but tried to cover it up.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Kim Director (Female Undercover Cop) previously played the role of a waitress in episode 11.16, Law & Order: Bronx Cheer (2001). See more »

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Lieutenant Anita Van Buren: It wasn't the 22-story fall that killed her, it was just the sudden stop.
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Taking down big pharma
23 August 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The suicide deaths of a pair college students leads to a conspiracy case involving a large pharmaceutical concern. Dennis Farina and Jesse Martin find that these two students were being paid for participating in an experiment of a psychotropic drug which could cause suicidal thoughts, strong suicidal thoughts.

The doctor conducting at L&O's mythical Hudson University is Phillip Goodwin. But the chain leads up to CEO Peter Strauss. The kind of businessman you just love to hate. Life imitates art as we've seen with Martin Shrekeli the pharma CEO who was jacking up the prices on AIDs meds.

Seeing Strauss caught in the criminal justice system is worth watching this one for.


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