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Overdosed - The Opioid Crisis

52' (ENG, GER)
According to latest statistics, the number of opioid deaths in the US are constantly rising.

And still the peak of the crisis is not reached, warns the DEA. In the last couple of years drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death of Americans under 50, with two-thirds of those deaths from opioids. Which role does the opioid maker Purdue Pharma play? And how was it possible that the pills were sold like fast food? But it's not just an American problem. A dramatic increase in prescriptions and abuse of opioids is also becoming apparent in Germany and France. Will it be possible to stop this murderous and yet legal pharmaceutical business?

Original Title: Süchtig nach Schmerzmitteln - Die Opioid-Krise in den USA
Year: 2019
Length: 52' (ENG, GER)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Carmen Butta
Produced by: Medea Film, ZDF, arte

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