Dopesick, what is the series on which AMLO bases his explanation of fentanyl about?
The story of an addiction is based on a book
Cataloged in the drama genre and created by Danny Strong, this series is based on the book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America” written by journalist Beth Macy.
The story that after its publication was taken to television tells the true stories and exposes the name Purdue Pharma, a private pharmaceutical company that was in charge of manufacturing “OxyContin”, the drug that caused great consequences.
The president of Mexico is a fan of Dopesick
The President of Mexico has asked the United States to redouble its efforts to prevent the distribution of fentanyl in the country and thus prevent it from reaching the country, and in his speech he does not hesitate to mention Dopesick, recounting how the American pharmaceutical company created a product to alleviate the pain.
“It does take away the pain because I think it’s still in circulation or on the market, but it’s addictive, and the United States health agency gave permission for it to be destroyed, that’s what it’s all about.
It is distributed, it generates addiction and thousands lost their lives and made a lot of money from the sale of that drug”, he commented.
It is important to mention that the series in each chapter narrates how the prescription of oxycodone led thousands of patients to addiction, affecting entire communities.
A miniseries that brings reality to the small screen
In this television project in which actors such as Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson participate, they witness the fight that the United States has against opioid addiction.
The Dopesick plot presents from the meeting of medical experts, a community frightened by the situation until the problem reached the DEA, which is why AMLO has taken the miniseries as an example for his explanation of fentanyl.