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The Pharmacist (2020): Docuseries Review

TV Show: The Pharmacist (2020)
Platform: Netflix
Synopsis: 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.

Review: The Pharmacist is about a man losing his son and while trying to solve his son’s murder, he ends up finding a deeper blackhole of how his son got caught up in being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Dan Schneider is a Pharmacist at a small pharmacy in town. After the death of his son, Dan starts noticing the amount of scripts he receives from one specific doctor and for one specific type of medication. Opioids.
When Dan figured out how these young individuals were obtaining these scripts, he decided to not fill those prescriptions anymore. Well, his boss didn’t seem to have a problem filling them so Dan took a leave of absence as he could not sit and watch these young kids go down the same path as his son.
After Dan’s leave of absence, he begins to truly look into this doctor writing the said scripts. He finds her place of work and notices her very odd office hours. He ends up calling the FBI, the DEA, and anyone who will listen. This docuseries definitely keeps you on your toes within the first episode and has you hooked until the very last. This is one man’s journey on how to fight Big Pharma as well as how to save the lives of innocent individuals. Enjoy.

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