Dr. William Hurwitz was a preeminent doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison for overprescribing painkillers. His story provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician, but this power begets trouble when the same drugs can lead to addiction, abuse and death.
Director: Eve Marson
Writer: David Boodell, Sara Goldblatt, Eve Marson and Mark Monroe
Producer: Sara Goldblatt, Eve Marson, Alison Block and Timothy Poore