Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Illnesses & Disabilities, Medicine  |   Release Date - Dec 30, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jack Rodgers

Profiling Dr. William Hurwitz, who was sentenced to prison for overprescribing painkillers. This documentary uses Hurwitz's case to examine America's growing opioid epidemic, as well as the thorny dilemma of when doctors should prescribe drugs to patients who say they are in chronic pain. Directed by Eve Marson.

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addiction, chronic-pain, doctor, drugs, medical-profession, medicine, suffering