Tens of millions of Americans are physically dependent on, not heroin or cocaine, but commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. While these drugs can provide effective short-term relief, pharmaceutical companies have hidden — from both doctors and patients — their dangerous side effects and long-term harm. Combining cinema verité and investigative journalism, Medicating Normal, follows the stories of five people who were damaged by the very medications they believed would help them. It is the untold story of the disastrous consequences that can occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.(P)

The November 5 screening of this film is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Dr. Tyler, Haberle, Associate Chief Health Information Officer, Senior Medical Director – Community Based Care, Internal Medicine – River Road Clinic – Intermountain Medical Group, and Dr. Matt Mackay, PsyD, Child and Adolescent Behavior Health Psychologist, Intermountain Health

Wednesday 11/3 10:20 a.m. Pineview 7
Friday 11/5 2:10 p.m. Pineview 7

USA, 2019
Run time 1:16
Director: Lynn P Cunningham
Producer: Muffie Meyer
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFzhTm2-UM8