the crime of the century trailer hbo

The ever-prolific Alex Gibney is back with yet another documentary. The Crime of the Century is a two-part HBO doc that “exposes the billions of dollars gained and thousands of lives lost due to the opioid crisis.” The documentary features never-before-seen company videos from Purdue Pharma and Insys Therapeutics; exclusive interviews with former pharma sales reps who discuss in detail the unethical and illegal practices of bribing doctors and encouraging them to prescribe high doses of opioids; interviews with former DEA insiders and officials, including Joe Rannazzisi who was leading major investigations into complex pharmaceutical networks; and more. Watch The Crime of the Century trailer below.

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the crime of the century trailer

How did opioids become the center of one of the worst public health crises in U.S. history? That’s what the new HBO documentary The Crime of the Century aims to find out. Directed by Alex Gibney — who won three Emmys in 2015 for his thorough Scientology doc Going Clear and an Oscar for his 2008 look at the U.S. torture and interrogation techniques in Afghanistan, Taxi to the Dark Side — The Crime of the Century is a new two-part documentary that examines how Big Pharma, political operatives, and government regulations led to the opioid crisis claiming half a million lives in this century. Watch The Crime of the Century trailer below.

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