Part I: Beyond Pain

(2003) How fear of addiction and the “War on Drugs” undermine pain management at the end of life.

Claire Schoen: Producer/director, writer, sound recordist/editor/mixer

Program Summary: Richard Buike’s cancer has wrapped itself around nerve cells, which can cause incredible pain. But unlike many Americans who die today in needless agony, Richard’s pain is controlled with high doses of opioid drugs.