For Some Families, “Dopesick” Is More Than a Show

There’s a dad in Pennsylvania who’s watched every episode three times. His name is Ed Bisch, and if you’ve read Dopesick, (the heartbreaking non-fiction book on which the new Hulu show is based) you will remember his story.

Ed Bisch’s teenage son, Eddie, Jr., died of an OxyContin overdose in 2001. The day Eddie, Jr., died was the day his dad first heard about OxyContin.

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Charlotte Bismuth

Charlotte Bismuth

Author of “Bad Medicine: Catching New York’s Deadliest Pill Pusher,” former Manhattan ADA , Columbia Law School grad, occasional legal cartoonist.