Participants are invited to view Prescribing Death: The Opioid Crisis in America. View at home, when it’s convenient, then join us August 8th at 2 PM for a virtual get-together.
The film follows a case in Oklahoma, where Dr. Regan Nichols is on trial, charged with five murders for over-prescribing opioids. Her lawyer insists that she was tricked into writing prescriptions by junkies and is being made a scape-goat. But others believe that doctors like Nichols bear a large responsibility for the crisis now engulfing the country.
Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. As America battles an opioid crisis that sees 170 citizens die every day, lawyers and prosecutors are trying to bring an end to Big Pharma’s impunity. (55 mins.)
The film can be viewed from kanopy.com. Establish access using your library card.
Why did we choose this film? Why now? Because it’s back in the news. The City of Lakeport recently joined the California Opioid Consortium in a suit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids for their role in creating this costly epidemic. Lake County has not been immune.
Enjoy camaraderie and discussion from your couch, your patio, or wherever you set up your device. Residents must register to participate. Specific instructions can be found at our website, as indicated below.
2nd Saturday Cinema is organized by the Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party. Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Party is open to registered Democrats and dues are $30/annually. More information can be found at www.lakecountydemocrats.org