Medicating Normal

Millions of people worldwide are physically dependent on, not heroin or cocaine, but commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. While these drugs can provide effective short-term relief, pharmaceutical companies have hidden -- from both doctors and patients -- their dangerous side effects and long-term harm. Combining cinema verité and investigative journalism, this documentary follows the stories of five Americans who were damaged by the very medications they believed would help them. It is the untold story of the disastrous consequences that can occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.

Content warning: include mentions of violence and self-harm

Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English