16x9: Dying Of Pain

Saturday, March 27 – 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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