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‘Dopesick’ Episode 5 Recap: Kicking Dependancy and Combating Massive Pharma

This week on Hulu’s restricted collection Dopesick, some characters made progress… whereas others took two steps backward.

Bridget Meyer definitely advanced. Not solely did the DEA agent work out a method to spark a media conflict with Purdue Pharma in Episode 5, however she fought sexism amongst her all-male coworkers. Bridget needed to choose her battles, although, so she agreed to let a white male coworker deal with a press convention as a result of he comes throughout as nicer than her.

However when a supervisor requested Bridget to melt her method when coping with colleagues and even Purdue bigwigs, she put her foot down and advocated for herself and her techniques. “Sir, if I’m not forceful sufficient, then I’m a weak girl that shouldn’t be within the job,” Bridget stated. “But when I push too laborious, then I’m an out-of-control bitch. This job requires that I push.”‘

And that’s precisely what Bridget did when she crashed a gathering with Purdue Pharma president Richard Sackler and her fellow brokers. She put Sackler on discover and opined that his tepid options for the opioid disaster his firm began within the first place have been like “a Band-Assist on a gunshot wound.”

Dopesick, Bridget and SacklerBridget additionally vowed that she wouldn’t cease coming for Purdue and the FDA till the 2 entities curbed extreme OxyContin prescribing. By the point she was completed, Sackler stared again at her like a scolded little one. Bridget’s supervisor in flip got here to see issues her manner, and advised her to maintain up the nice work/pushing.

Sadly, whereas Bridget slayed company pharma dragons, her insecure husband stated her campaign was making issues laborious for him at work. He additionally claimed Bridget didn’t care sufficient about his wants. Ahhh. In order that’s why they ended up getting a divorce. Yikes.

Assistant Lawyer Generals Rick Mountcastle and Randy Ramseyer have been much less profitable on the job. They hustled to search out former Purdue staff who would and will turn out to be whistleblowers, solely to have two completely different prospects fall by. First, there was former gross sales rep Paula Greene, who received fired for asking too many questions on the corporate’s deceptive habit figures. She wished to testify in opposition to her former pharma overseers however had signed an NDA and was afraid of being sued.

Dopesick, Maureen SaraThen there was Maureen Sara, who had labored as an assistant to one among Purdue’s in-house attorneys. Her boss requested her to signal into OxyContin chat rooms beneath an alias to evaluate what customers have been saying in regards to the drug. Maureen seen quite rapidly most individuals within the chat have been a part of a drug subculture that traded secrets and techniques on crushing/snorting OxyContin for the “excessive of their lives.”

Maureen introduced the in depth abuse to her bosses’ consideration however was chastised for doing so. Later, when she injured herself, her boss received her hooked on the corporate’s opioid — after which fired her for being an addict. An offended Maureen ultimately agreed to testify… till the stress of the scenario triggered her to relapse.

The highway to restoration was even bumpier for Dr. Samuel Finnix and Betsy, who have been nonetheless abusing OxyContin and stooping to all-new lows. Betsy stole and pawned her mom’s household jewels to cop a excessive, after which bodily fought her mother and father and torched the quilts her mom made her when Mother and Dad confronted her in regards to the theft. They later dedicated her to a harsh however reasonably priced drug remedy heart.

Dopesick, Samuel and LeahSamuel, however, began touring to Tennessee and Kentucky to lie about his again ache in an effort to receive prescriptions for OxyContin. However the worst would come when he tried to carry out minor surgical procedure on a affected person whereas excessive on the drug, and botched it so badly that the person needed to be rushed to the emergency room.

When Dr. Finnix tried to trick the ER physician on responsibility into giving him one more script for the opioid, the physician put two and two collectively and with the assistance of Samuel’s nurse, Leah, had the physician arrested. A choose sentenced him to 90 days in a rehab heart a lot nicer than the one Betsy was in. There, Samuel appeared to be getting higher… till he invited gross sales rep Will to go to, to not apologize for punching him or to obtain the apology a really contrite Will gave him in abundance, however to ask Will for extra OxyContin capsules.

What did you consider Episode 5 of Dopesick and can you retain watching till the tip? Drop your ideas within the feedback. 

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