Death By Prescription (2014)

Death By Prescription

Redatelj: Olivier Pighetti
Trajanje: 52min


Anti-depressants, tranquillisers and sleeping pills are some of the most prescribed medicines in the world with a record number of us on the ’happy pills’. Many of these drugs come with a range of serious side effects, from dizziness and nausea to increased agitation. But is is their association with violence and suicide that has been most controversial.

Mark, a 48 year old father of two, killed himself less than a week after taking antidepressants. A prescribed cocktail of pills caused Aurélie to have uncontrollable fantasies about decapitating her parents and killing everyone.

We investigate the dangers of prescription pills.