Depakine, the epilepsy and bipolar disorder prescription drug, is known to cause severe birth defects and allegedly autism. However, the drug continues to be prescribed to pregnant women with migraines and depression. In what seems like an unending debate between the victims, the pharmacist, and the French government, the compelling documentary, “Third Person,” explores the far-reaching consequences of the drug on patients who have been prescribed it.
The documentary reveals the struggles, pain and anger of victims, who receive little compensation for their losses, while doctors responsible for prescribing the drug avoid punishment or fines. Watching the film is a gut-wrenching experience that takes viewers into a world of suffering and betrayal that will leave them questioning the ethics of the medical system.