What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in <em>Painkiller</em>, Netflix’s Hit Show About the Opioid Crisis Ellin SteinWhat’s Fact and What’s Fiction in <em>Painkiller</em>, Netflix’s Hit Show About the Opioid Crisis Ellin Stein The series stars Matthew Broderick as Purdue Pharma villain Richard Sackler. <img src="https://compote.slate.com/images/bc90ee82-1027-4852-a6b4-f58a2567bf6b.jpeg?crop=1560,1040,x0,y0" title="What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in <em>Painkiller</em>, Netflix’s Hit Show About the Opioid Crisis" /> 

The series stars Matthew Broderick as Purdue Pharma villain Richard Sackler.

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