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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Prescription Thugs

We are eager to see the critically acclaimed documentary from Samuel Goldwyn Films titled “prescription Thugs” due in Theaters and On Demand January 22, 2016. This film is directed by Chris Bell (Bigger Stronger Faster) and executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, and Joel Cheatwood.

Americans love drugs. The legal and the illegal kind. Our doctors are rewarded financially by Big Pharma to prescribe a plethora of pills for every conceivable ailment. But when people abuse the system and unethical doctors write scripts for painkillers nearly as powerful as powdered heroin, what you get is a nationwide crisis that undermines families, subverts work productivity and prematurely kills people.
Think that this doesn’t make the what so many hail as “the greatest country” in the world look weak to our enemies? Think again.
Prescription Thugs” is filmmaker Chris Bell’s (Bigger Stronger Faster) hard hitting and thought provoking expose of Big Pharma, its marketing practices and their impact on the staggering level of addiction to prescription drugs in North America. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley. This documentary is compelling viewing.
The film brings to light some uncomfortable truths, notably that 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 wanted to explore the depth of this problem in the USA and how addiction is big business. Bell’s examination of the growth in prescription drug abuse leads him to interview top addiction experts on the nature of addiction, like Richard Taite of Cliffside Malibu, considered one of the most elite and effective treatment centers in the world.
Bell also talks to survivors who share first-hand accounts of their struggle, and whistleblowers who testify to the dollar-driven aims of pharmaceutical corporations.

Documentary ‘Prescription Thugs’ Coming January 22 April Neale 4th December 2015

Prescription drugs ARE a 'gateway to heroin addiction' LISA RYAN 4 December 2015

Ritalin: Effetto “Zombie” November 27, 2015

US Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise November 21, 2015

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