Aug. 18, 2023 – As the most dangerous drug introduced by this institution to the American public was Oxycontin, these combating miniseries tread the history of the overwhelming abuse and chokehold that this devious clan had on innocent people across the United States.

Alongside detailed and traumatizing stories that revolve around the retellings of abuse victims, viewers also follow along with public officials who try, with all their might, to stop the overwhelming supply and reach of this debilitating narcotic.

Dopesick sprang out of a non-fiction investigative work with the same name that was written by Beth Macy and released in 2018. Painkiller was also inspired by a book on the same topic released in the same year (coincidentally, the authors have the same initials, too!).