Heroes and Villains: When Doctors Betray Professional Ethics

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @Ann_Dowd_ #Dopesick on @hulu w/@MichaelKeaton shows how the Sacklers tried to hook the world on opioids, betraying trust like docs in @HandmaidsOnHulu.  Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny.”

Beyond the mercenary Guardians who enforce the laws of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale, we see professionals in the medical field serving to enable the wicked system devised by the Sons of Jacob.  It is doctors who determine which women are able to have children, and which cannot.  Medical personnel monitor women’s reproductive cycles and assist in “ceremonies” to confirm the plans are being carried out in commander’s homes.  Doctors perform procedures like the genital mutilation conducted on Emily.  Doctors – professionals – help to make the system work, and one might argue, they have little choice about doing so.  The handmaids are betrayed by the doctors – the very people they had learned to trust and rely upon in the old world.  There are no heroes here.

The recent Hulu series, Dopesick, about the Sackler family, Big Pharma, and the way they set out to hook the world on opioids with lies, is a real life story of betrayal and villains.  Dopesick is a good way to see how things go wrong when the people and systems we rely upon, operate in bad faith from a place of self-interest and greed.  If you have Hulu, I highly recommend this mini-series, starring Michael Keaton, aka Batman.   — LMO

“From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, Dopesick’ examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Watch Dopesick Oct 13, only on Hulu.”  — Hulu

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Former Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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