10 Best Episodes of Dopesick

The story of how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. Look into the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one percenter" Big Pharma Manhattan.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Dopesick - S1E1

#7 - First Bottle (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Richard Sackler begins to launch a powerful new painkiller, a rural doctor is introduced to the drug, a coal miner plans her future, a DEA Agent learns of blackmarket pills, and federal prosecutors decide to open a case into OxyContin.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 288 votes.

Dopesick - S1E2

#6 - Breakthrough Pain (Season 1 - Episode 2)


OxyContin is on the market but faces a potential threat, Purdue’s vast influence reaches the town of Finch Creek, Bridget steps outside her DEA authority, and the criminal investigation of OxyContin begins.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 231 votes.

Dopesick - S1E4

#5 - Pseudo-Addiction (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Sky-high OxyContin sales are threatened by reports of abuse, prosecutors investigate a claim central to OxyContin marketing, and Finnix begins to question the safety of the drug.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 183 votes.

Dopesick - S1E6

#4 - Hammer the Abusers (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Richard Sackler faces a catastrophic challenge to Purdue’s bottom line, Bridget takes her fight to the FDA, Finnix reassesses his life as Betsy struggles to kick her addiction, and Rick and Randy find a bombshell piece of evidence.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 165 votes.

Dopesick - S1E3

#3 - The 5th Vital Sign (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Doctor Finnix begins to taper Betsy off OxyContin, Bridget sees the toll the drug is taking on communities, Rick and Randy investigate the world of “pain societies”, and with sales climbing, Richard Sackler makes bigger plans for his new drug.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 211 votes.

Dopesick - S1E5

#2 - The Whistleblower (Season 1 - Episode 5)


With OxyContin abuse spreading across the country, Bridget brings the fight to Purdue while Rick and Randy seek to find a whistleblower within Purdue to tie their case together.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 173 votes.

Dopesick - S1E7

#1 - Black Box Warning (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Richard Sackler and Purdue work the system to prevent their drug from being reigned in, Bridget has a breakthrough in her mission, Betsy has hit rock-bottom while Finnix explores new avenues, and Rick and Randy ready their criminal case.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 134 votes.

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