16x9: Dying Of Pain

Sunday, February 21 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

OxyContin was touted as a miracle painkiller to Canadian doctors: pain relief with few side effects and less addictive than morphine. But soon this drug, known on the streets as “hillbilly heroin,” became the most prescribed drug in Canada – with tragic results. In this episode, 16×9 chronicles the king of painkillers’ fall from the top, ending in 100 families filing a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.

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