Valium

United States, 1977

Film
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Valium - the aspirin of the emotionally upset. An investigation into Valium, the popular pill to pop when you’re feeling low. This film shows the problems that Valium can cause in today’s (1977) society. The wonder drug that some doctors prescribe for their patients without knowing of its addictiveness. We hear from addicts and find out what happens when you go “cold turkey”. The manufacturers are confronted with these problems, but plead their innocence.

Credits

producer

Marion Goldin

production company

CBS News

Duration

00:17:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31730

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Pharmaceutical ethics

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Pharmaceutical industry

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Drug abuse - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pharmaceutical ethics

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Drug abuse - Study and teaching

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Social aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Study and teaching

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug addiction

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Physiological effect

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Side effects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medication abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Pharmaceutical ethics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tranquilizing drugs

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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