Michael Keaton tackles America's opioid crisis in new Hulu series, "Dopesick" | USA TODAY

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Michael Keaton tells heartbreaking story of America's opioid crisis in the new Hulu series "Dopesick."

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"Dopesick" star Michael Keaton knows the heartbreak of addiction all too well. A nephew, also named Michael, died in 2016 following an accidental overdose of heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The loss was a source of motivation for the Oscar-nominated actor to joint the adaption of Beth Macy's book of the same name that chronicles the country's opioid crisis and the irresponsible marketing of Purdue Pharma's addictive painkiller OxyContin.

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