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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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Vanessa Ward | 6 months, 3 weeks 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 | 6 months, 3 weeks 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 | 6 months, 3 weeks ago
How can i buy a video (DVD) of "American Addict"
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello Ofelia, you may get in touch with the American Addict team directly here: http://www.americanaddictthemovie.com/ :)
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Anne Bennett | 11 months, 3 weeks ago
There is always a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals. One should always seek out an integrative medicine doctor who looks at holistic and nutrition issues and approaches or a Naturopathic doctor before popping pharmaceuticals. It is shameful to see how Big Pharma and Insurance companies are destroying us.
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Sherry Griffin | 1 year, 1 month ago
Knowledge is power -- thanks for giving me my power back !
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Amanda McFarland | 1 year, 4 months ago
Thank you so much for these honest and well researched videos. As a nutritional medical student I get so annoyed and upset that the multi billion profit pharmaceutical companies believe they can deliberately bribe and get away with this. Its appalling!!! Everyone is being paid off!! Until we take responsibility for our own health I cannot see any change except for people dying sooner and younger.
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deBora cousins | 1 year, 4 months ago
just like guns these drugs DO NOT KILL!! it is PEOPLE KILLING PEOPLE!!!! folks who feel it is ALRIGHT TO ENSLAVE AND FEED OFF OF THEIR FELLOW HUMANS!! some of the same politicians are ALSO TAKING THE PILLS THEMSELVES!!! making decisions for others while HIGH ON DRUGS!! always DEMONIZING BLACKS WHILE HIDING BEHIND THEIR OWN MADNESS!!! LET US PRAY!!!
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Sue Graham | 1 year, 7 months ago
Wow! I knew they were bad but not how bad... Everyone needs to watch this!! Will you be getting American Addict 2?
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Ivette Williams | 1 year, 7 months ago
Hi Sue, we are still trying to get this film on board and hopefully we'd be able to share this film with the FMTV community soon! Kindly stay tuned!
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