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American Addict

Runtime: 90m 15s | Release date: 2013

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman…famous names that share a common tragedy. America has 5% of the world's population and yet consumes 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics. American Addict reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and the media. Together, they reinforce treatment through prescribed medication. In the style of the “Inside Job” and “Food, Inc.”, this film exposes a shocking hypocrisy most are unaware even exists.

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Gregory Smith

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leona yhap | 1 week, 6 days ago
Wow. This is deep. “Do no harm” where does that fit in. Oh..” it never did”.
Thank goodness I am all about nature’s pharmacy 🍏🍓🍉🥦🥝🍋🥬🥬🥬🥬🥒🥦. I hope I never need 1 pill🙏🏻.
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Karelle | FMTV | 1 week, 6 days ago
You're most welcome, Leona! 🌸 ~ Karelle@FMTV
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Marcielli Viana | 10 months, 1 week ago
This movie is such an eye opener! I myself have been taking this drug for depression for many years now. I wanted to learn more about prescription drugs and addiction. The website they recommend in the end of the movie doesn’t exist anymore apparently. Could you please give me some recommendation on where to look for information on this topic? Thank you.
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 10 months, 1 week ago
Hello Marcielli, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. We suggest checking our Wellness Guide for Depression here: https://www.foodmatters.com/a-to-z-conditions/depression . Hope this helps :) ~ Joyce
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Belinda Rosenberg | 1 year, 6 months ago
what a fabulous flim that so many are willing to tell the truth they have observed . there is a reason we are getting sicker - there are so many knock on affects from this nonsence and the trust my parents had in medicine was probably what contrubuted to the death of my father , and his confusion etc etc/ the more I know the more I feel emancipated from the deception and overwhelming feeling I am being 'looked after' by government proivate enterprise who would sell their soul to the devil - not good enough - and they call this the 'free world - what rubbish / this costs us all
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Karelle | FMTV | 1 year, 6 months ago
You can say that again, Belinda! Thank you for watching. ~ Karelle
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Vanessa Ward | 2 years, 5 months ago
Sadly New Zealand is 1 of the countries that are guilty for advertising prescription drugs. The most recent new drug advertisement that I'm aware of is called 'Champix', which supposedly helps you to quit smoking. This drug is being prescribed despite some of the side effects being mood changes, depression, agitation, aggression, thoughts and attempts of self harm/suicide, and hallucinations. Sadly, many people who ask their doctor for Champix, are not likely to do any research of their own, as they will automatically assume it is 'safe', because it is a prescription drug.
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Michele Thompson | 2 years, 5 months ago
I agree. I used it twice to stop smoking. The first time, 3 weeks in I was an emotional mess so I stopped taking it. But it worked with the stopping smoking so I used it a second time, only for 2 weeks to initially stop smoking, but no longer. I did cease smoking after 2 weeks (and remain smoke free 6 years later) BUT I wouldn't recommend Champix to anyone for longer than two weeks. I know myself quite well, so when I felt like I was losing control that first time on Champix, I knew to stop. But I bet a lot of people don't know themselves that well and would struggle.
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ofelia Hernandez | 2 years, 5 months ago
How can i buy a video (DVD) of "American Addict"
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 2 years, 5 months ago
Hello Ofelia, you may get in touch with the American Addict team directly here: http://www.americanaddictthemovie.com/ :)
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