Vioxx is one of the most controversial prescription drugs in the history of the United States. It was manufactured to alleviate acute pain conditions, dysmenorrhea, and arthritis. However, Vioxx was reported to cause stroke and heart attack.
Prescription for Disaster is an investigative documentary that aims to uncover ways to prevent more people from falling prey to such harmful medication. The film presents the different flaws of the current government agencies and authorities who should be protecting the citizens from Vioxx-like drugs. Prescription for Disaster also details several ways to manage pain effectively without using drugs.