Fourth Friday film looks at big pharma |

Fourth Friday film looks at big pharma

The Fourth Friday Film Forum will present 2013 documentary film, “American Addict” at 7 p.m. Friday. “American Addict” unveils how America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the addicted. America represents 5 percent of the world’s population but consumes 50 percent of the world’s prescription pills and more than 80 percent of the world’s prescription narcotics; this is not a coincidence, according to the film.

This film reveals the relationships between the FDA, Big Pharma, physicians and the media that are in place to ensure that medical problems are treated primarily with pills. The horrific consequences that result from this practice results in overuse, abuse and unnecessary deaths, according to the film’s synopsis.

“American Addict” shows at the Unitarian Universalists Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church Street, Grass Valley. Admission is by donation. For more info visit Peace & Justice Center’s website, or write to

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