‘The Crime of the Century’ Review: Alex Gibney Shows How Big Pharma Created the Opioid Epidemic

‘The Crime of the Century’ Review: Alex Gibney Shows How Big Pharma Created the Opioid Epidemic
Over 500,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses since 2000. This tragedy is often referred to as a crisis, which is a term that Alex Gibney dismisses early in “The Crime of the Century,” his latest HBO documentary. A crisis is typically something that happens unexpectedly and can’t be prepared for — and there is nothing random about the surge of opioids in the United States over the last two decades. It was a deliberate tactic designed by pharmaceutical companies to boost their profit margins, and the situation spiraled out of control when the doctors and politicians that could’ve pushed back chose to aid and abet Big Pharma.

Time and time again, “The Crime of the Century” lays bare how the United States’ opioid epidemic was anything but accidental. The four-hour documentary, which is split into two parts and will air over two nights, makes ample use of its runtime to
See full article at Indiewire »

Similar News


Recently Viewed