How to Fix a Drug Scandal

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How to Fix a Drug Scandal
Genre
  • Documentary
  • Crime
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Running time47–59 minutes
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original releaseApril 1, 2020 (2020-04-01)
External links
Netflix

How to Fix a Drug Scandal is an American true crime documentary miniseries that was released on Netflix on April 1, 2020.[1] The premise revolves around documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr following the effects of crime drug lab chemist Sonja Farak and Annie Dookhan and their tampering with evidence and its aftereffects.[2][3]

Dookhan was accused of forging reports and tampering with samples to produce desired results.[4] Farak was accused of tampering with the evidence she was tasked with analyzing by using it to get high herself.[5] The actions of both women, who acted independently, resulted in tens of thousands of drug counts being dismissed, the largest single mass dismissal of criminal cases in U.S. history.[6] How to Fix a Drug Scandal depicts the role of former Attorney General of Massachusetts Martha Coakley, who was accused of political cover up.[7]

Cast[edit]

  • Scott Allen
  • Karl Kenzler
  • Daniel Marx
  • Shawn Musgrave
  • Shannon O'Neill
  • Jared Olanoff
  • Luke Ryan
  • Paul Solotaroff
  • David Sullivan
  • Daniel Conley
  • Amy Farak
  • Linda Farak
  • Maura Healey
  • Matt Segal
  • Madelyn Vazquez
  • Robin Whitney
  • Deborah Becker

Release[edit]

How to Fix a Drug Scandal was released on April 1, 2020, on Netflix.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horton, Adrian (1 April 2020). "How to Fix a Drug Scandal: behind a staggering Netflix crime docuseries". The Guardian.
  2. ^ a b "'How to Fix a Drug Scandal' Review: Netflix's True-Crime Doc Is a Boring 'Breaking Bad'". Collider. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  3. ^ "How to Fix a Drug Scandal: behind a staggering Netflix crime docuseries". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  4. ^ Lavoie, Denise (4 March 2014). "Inspector General: Dookhan 'Sole Bad Actor' In State Drug Lab Scandal". CBS Boston.
  5. ^ McDonald, Danny (25 September 2019). "24,000 charges tossed because they were tainted by former Amherst lab chemist's misconduct". The Boston Globe.
  6. ^ Trahan, Erin (9 April 2020). "Netflix's 'How To Fix A Drug Scandal' Elevates Process Over Personality". WBUR.
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Alissa (1 April 2020). "How to Fix a Drug Scandal is the staggering true story of justice gone very wrong". Vox.

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