Crime of the Century Pt. 2 – The Psychopathy of People Pleasing

RMA-Episode 40 Show Notes:


If you thought Perdu Pharma was the real villain behind the opioid epidemic, let me introduce you to Insys Therapeutics. A pharmaceutical company run by the disgraced and imprisoned CEO John Kapoor, Insys broke new ground when it came to using sleazy sales tactics to get greedy doctors to write bogus prescriptions for their fentanyl lollipops and sublingual spray.  When the DEA started to crack down on companies like Insys and the pill mills that popped up overnight in the southern United States, the pharmaceutical companies lobbied Congress and had the law changed, paving the way for years of legal drug-dealing by some of the richest men in America.

This week on Recovery in the Middle Ages, Mike and Nat continue their review of the new HBO documentary The Crime of the Century, a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates.


Of course, we also have the weekly wrap-up, Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a painless, easily influenced by suitcases full of cash and unexplainable by ordinary physics episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages


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