I'm way behind the times, it came out last year, but just getting round to watching this now and seven hells, the parallels with trans medicine are stunning.
"Give them pain meds or they'll kill themselves!"
"The drugs aren't the problem, the users are" (heard that as similar to "detransitioners weren't true trans anyway")
The drug company looking for lifelong clients.
Drug reps "preaching the gospel of the opioid" (direct quote from episode 2)...
A drug crisis engineered by the pharmaceutical companies.
Online prescription services without any medical oversight or follow-up.
Specialist pain clinics.
Expanding the definition of pain. (Nonbinary, anyone?)
Off-label uses for drugs.
The opioid crisis obviously was on a much bigger scale and affected many more people, as well as not being necessarily accompanied with the phenomenon we see around gender, that I want to call a pseudo-religion, but there are still some stark parallels that are fascinating. But above all, the parallels are so stark that I can't help but wonder, the opioid crisis wasn't that long ago, the after-effects are still ongoing - how could this happen again, immediately?