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The Pharmacist: Miniseries (2020)

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In 1999, after losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans and lacking answers from police, a small town pharmacist -- Dan Schneider -- beats the odds when he embarks on a dogged pursuit to find and bring his son's killer to justice. But months later, the ripple effects of his son's addiction and tragic death would find him again when a troubling number of young, seemingly healthy people begin visiting Dan's pharmacy with high dose prescriptions for OxyContin. Sensing a crisis long before the opioid epidemic had gained nationwide attention, Dan stakes a mission: Save the lives of other sons and daughters within his community. Then take the fight to Big Pharma itself.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The popularity of easily digestible true-crime narratives has led to a glut of stories such as this one, ambitious and rote and unable to indulge in the skepticism or the soul-searching that subjects as consuming as the opioid epidemic merit.

February 18, 2020 | Full Review…

When police dismiss the case, Dan Schneider took it upon himself to re-examine his son's murder. It led him to investigate a New Orleans doctor over prescribing opiates.

March 9, 2020 | Full Review…

An edifying story about a stubborn and incorruptible David confronting a powerful and corrupt Goliath... that doesn't leave much space for optimism. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 2, 2020 | Full Review…

The Pharmacist shows how sheer determination, fueled by grief and anger, can drive one man to affect change, even if it's in the face of a corrupt bureaucracy or a massive corporation.

February 7, 2020 | Full Review…

[An] unbelievable but true story. Wow.

February 7, 2020 | Full Review…

A surprising, thoroughly compelling documentary... A great testament to the power of the implacable pest.

February 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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