Prescription Thugs

Credits

Director: Chris Bell. Writer/Co-Director: Josh Alexander. Producer: Daniel Chalfen.

Websites

http://www.prescriptionthugs.com
https://www.facebook.com/prescriptionthugs

Awards and Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival

Synopsis

Americans consume 75% of the world’s prescription drugs. After losing his own brother to the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse, documentarian Chris Bell sets out to demystify this insidious addiction, examining the motives of big pharma, doctors, survivors and whistleblowers who testify to the dollar-driven aims of pharmaceutical corporations. While the war rages against illegal drug use, Bell attempts to break the hardened correlation that legal means safe.

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