Off Label Trailer (2012)
Doctors today are liberally writing prescriptions for psychotropic drugs such as Aderall, Ambien, Zoloft, Paxil, Seroquil, Prozac, Wellbutrin and Effexor, to name but a few. Often these drugs are combined in polypharmacy cocktails or are given out for off label use, meaning for unapproved or untested indications, leading to abuse, dangerous side effects and heavy dependence. Off Label crosses the United States to look at lives affected by the pharmaceutical industry: professional guinea pigs who make their living as drug test subjects, pharmaceutical reps who haunt doctor’s offices promoting their products and patients hooked on a never-ending cycle of pill popping. A sometimes humorous and often tragic peek inside the medicine cabinets of America, Off Label reveals a country addicted to a pharma-culture.