Netflix has dropped another gripping true-crime documentary in the form of The Pharmacist, which is likely to be your next binge watch for the following few nights!
The four-part docuseries will follow the real-life story of a father whose son is killed in a drug deal. To find out further information, this father will take it upon himself to find the answers.
The Pharmacist will follow the story of Dan Schneider, a pharmacist from Louisana, who is trying to track down those responsible for the death of his son who was killed in a drug deal gone wrong.
Dan believes the police had the attitude that “these kids got what they deserved.”
Regardless, Dan wants the answers and justice for his son, and as the police have given up, Dan will find the truth.
During his investigation, Dan realises that his son’s death is just the tip of the iceberg. As his research deepens, he realises that his son’s death is just one upon many. A shocking number of teenagers in his area had been prescribed a high powered opioid (OxyContin) by a local pharmacist.
Local teenagers had heard rumours that it was powerful, having similar effects to heroin – in a pill version.
In the documentary trailer, Dan is shown saying: “There was a certain doctor who was using her licence to decimate my community. I couldn’t look the other way.”
To save his community, Dan began the “Pill Mill” investigation. In the documentary, Dan accuses the FBI of being corrupt through his findings in his own personal investigation.
The Netflix synopsis for the show says: ‘After his son’s tragic death, a Louisiana pharmacist goes to extremes to expose the rampant corruption behind the opioid addiction crisis.’
Check out the trailer below.
If you love binge-watching crime documentaries, check out the new Ted Bundy documentary which has recently dropped on Amazon Prime.
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