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Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 1 May 2017 (USA)
An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

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Perri Peltz
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An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

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In the spring of 2016, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) set "guidelines" which basically told doctors that they are being watched and to cut their prescriptions for opioid medication. Subsequently, with the possibility of losing their medical licenses doctors refused to see many of their patients. Those patients were thrown to the wolves. With no exit plan, many felt abandoned and turned to Heroin. The CDC is is not blameless in the opioid problem. See more »

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An amazing film that shines a light on a sad yet hidden epidemic
5 May 2017 | by nruttSee all my reviews

I loved this film- although the material is incredibly heavy, it presents the footage in an incredibly graceful and interesting way. The film essentially uncovers a hidden problem that exists in the USA. Moreover, the film is all about the victims of the opioid epidemic as opposed to focusing on experts which really provides the viewer with a candid understanding of what is happening around us. It is a must watch!!! Bravo to the filmmakers-


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