Dopesick

Dopesick

by

Beth Macy

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Fayne McCauley Character Analysis

Fayne McCauley is a miner from Lee County Virginia who is one of the first clients to face Purdue Pharma in court, after he got addicted to OxyContin in the 1990s when it was prescribed for a shoulder injury. The judge rules that there isn’t enough evidence to back up McCauley’s claims. McCauley dies in 2009, seemingly murdered over drugs.
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Fayne McCauley Character Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the character Fayne McCauley appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
Fayne McCauley is a miner in Lee County, Virginia, who injured his shoulder in the 1990s and... (full context)
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Cycles of History Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
Lisa Green, the daughter of McCauley, remembers sending her father to rehab multiple times before he died. Despite her efforts, however,... (full context)
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
Despite the 2005 loss in McCauley’s court case, Brownlee continues to stock ammunition against Purdue. Later in 2005, news breaks that... (full context)