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Dopesick: Real-Life Curtis Wright Character Explained

The Curtis Wright Purdue Pharma character is a mysterious aspect in the Hulu series Dopesick, but is based on a real person. Despite being mentioned multiple times, and the subject of a subplot through the first three episodes, Wright doesn't actually appear. The real Wright was an anonymous public official whose decisions had major effects on the American opioid crisis. Wright's actions became a symbol of corruption and regulatory malfeasance in the American pharmaceutical industry. Alas, he isn't part of Dopesick's cast of characters but his name comes up repeatedly in conjunction with potential corruption and the FDA exec that rubber-stamped the aggressive marketing of OxyContin.

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