Backstage With… the stars and creator of Dopesick – a show about the US opioid crisis

The story of one family behind a pharma group that developed a drug which ultimately led to the opioid crisis which ravaged the US could almost be dismissed as too unbelievable as the basis for a show.

But as is often the case, life can be stranger than fiction, and new drama Dopesick looks at how the Sackler family – who have denied wrongdoing – and their drug OxyContin – came to impact an entire country.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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