The BEST Episodes of Dopesick

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2021

Network: Hulu

The story of how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. Look into the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one percenter" Big Pharma Manhattan.

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The People vs. Purdue Pharma

#1 - The People vs. Purdue Pharma

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2021

Rick and Randy's criminal investigation now threatens Richard Sackler's empire, activists take action against Purdue, and Finnix tries to heal his beloved community that's been ravaged by addiction.

star 8.26
244 votes
Directors: Danny Strong
Writers: Danny Strong
Black Box Warning

#2 - Black Box Warning

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2021

Richard Sackler and Purdue work the system to prevent their drug from being reigned in, Bridget has a breakthrough in her mission, Betsy has hit rock-bottom while Finnix explores new avenues, and Rick and Randy ready their criminal case.

star 8.15
248 votes
Directors: Danny Strong
Writers: Danny Strong
The Whistleblower

#3 - The Whistleblower

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2021

With OxyContin abuse spreading across the country, Bridget brings the fight to Purdue while Rick and Randy seek to find a whistleblower within Purdue to tie their case together.

star 8.10
278 votes
Directors: Patricia Riggen
Writers: Danny Strong
Hammer the Abusers

#4 - Hammer the Abusers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 2021

Richard Sackler faces a catastrophic challenge to Purdue’s bottom line, Bridget takes her fight to the FDA, Finnix reassesses his life as Betsy struggles to kick her addiction, and Rick and Randy find a bombshell piece of evidence.

star 7.97
265 votes
Directors: Patricia Riggen
Writers: Danny Strong
The 5th Vital Sign

#5 - The 5th Vital Sign

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2021

Doctor Finnix begins to taper Betsy off OxyContin, Bridget sees the toll the drug is taking on communities, Rick and Randy investigate the world of “pain societies”, and with sales climbing, Richard Sackler makes bigger plans for his new drug.

star 7.96
324 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Danny Strong
Pseudo-Addiction

#6 - Pseudo-Addiction

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2021

Sky-high OxyContin sales are threatened by reports of abuse, prosecutors investigate a claim central to OxyContin marketing, and Finnix begins to question the safety of the drug.

star 7.90
297 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Danny Strong
Breakthrough Pain

#7 - Breakthrough Pain

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2021

OxyContin is on the market but faces a potential threat, Purdue’s vast influence reaches the town of Finch Creek, Bridget steps outside her DEA authority, and the criminal investigation of OxyContin begins.

star 7.84
348 votes
Directors: Barry Levinson
Writers: Danny Strong
First Bottle

#8 - First Bottle

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 13, 2021

Richard Sackler begins to launch a powerful new painkiller, a rural doctor is introduced to the drug, a coal miner plans her future, a DEA Agent learns of blackmarket pills, and federal prosecutors decide to open a case into OxyContin.

star 7.68
414 votes
Directors: Barry Levinson
Writers: Danny Strong