Netflix tells how pharmacist fought to save people’s sons and daughters

Dan Schneider discovered emerging US opioid crisis after death of his son

When small-town community pharmacist Dan Schneider set out to get justice for his son, who had died in a drug-related shooting in 1999, he became one of the first people in the US to notice what was then an emerging opioid crisis.

Now, a new Netflix documentary is paying tribute to the pharmacist, who took on dealers and big pharma after noticing a lot of kids his son’s age were turning up to the pharmacy with prescriptions for high doses of OxyContin.

Titled The Pharmacist, the documentary tells how Mr Schneider sensed a crisis long before the opioid epidemic had gained nationwide attention.

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