The year was 2007. Makenzie Colby had just broken her tailbone. Desperate, she went to the doctor for pain relief. The doctors suggested she undergo a surgery to remove her tailbone, but unfortunately the procedure left her in chronic pain. She was referred to a clinic where she was prescribed a powerful pain killer called Subsys.
Subsys is a prescription medication that contains fentanyl that is sprayed under the tongue. It was originally approved by the FDA to reduce pain in cancer patients.While the drug worked to relieve Colby of all her pain, in the end, she was left with an addiction she felt powerless over.