‘Wouldn't say easy' Dopesick showrunner pays tribute to cast for 'smooth' production


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Purdue Pharma and other government agencies were investigated for their involvement in the distribution of OxyContin.

After the legal case looked into the development, testing and marketing of the drug OxyContin it was revealed lies were told about the drug and the company faced criminal charges.

The series was inspired by Beth Macy’s 2018 novel Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. 

Following its release, Dopesick was recognised during award season and received 14 nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021. 

Dopesick is available on Hulu in the US and available on Disney Plus in the UK.


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