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Dr. Feelgood

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Sometimes a Back-Alley Doctor, sometimes an otherwise respectable doctor, Dr. Feelgood serves as a catalyst for another character's dangerous or unethical prescription drug habit. They may have promised to "do no harm," but at the end of the day, they either are oblivious to the fact that the patient has a problem, or they just don't care.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Dealer doctors are on a fast track to becoming a distant memory of yesteryear, as since the advent of the Internet and large scale computing, many national health authorities proceeded to fight this practice directly by implementing systems that electronically track a physician's prescribing history and flag anything suspicious. This has worked so well, that this trope has actually veered into the opposite — there have been cases of doctors withholding narcotics from legitimate pain patients for fear of appearing like a Dr. Feelgood.
The Trope Namer is the Mötley Crüe song, though the titular character is not literally a doctor. Not to be confused with the Aretha Franklin song or the British pub rock band.
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The doctor in Requiem for a Dream who continues to write Sara Goldfarb a prescription for diet pills, even when she complains of strange side effects and is clearly developing an addiction.
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House: Dr. Gregory House is his own Dr. Feelgood, what with the Vicodin addiction and all. However, due to the rules against doctors writing prescriptions for themselves, he usually has Wilson or one of his minions get the goods for him. They occasionally find this is true of the patients they're treating that week; one episode had them discover a working Mom was filling a Ritalin prescription for her children without the knowledge of her family so she could take the pills herself for the buzz.
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On Mad Men the creative team has to work over the weekend to come up with a new campaign pitch for an important client. Everyone is very tired so Rogers suggests that they call in a doctor he knows that can give them 'vitamin shots' that will give them the energy they need to finish the project. The doctor injects everyone with what appears to be methamphetamines. Things turn weird quickly with people acting loony and some even start hurting themselves. It is implied that the doctor also supplies Roger with LSD.
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Dr. Finegarten in S.O.B. who doles out prescription drugs like candy. He supplies Sally with the sedatives to relax her enough to do her topless scene.
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Ada Straus, found in the town of Novac in Fallout: New Vegas is both a fairly incompetent doctor (though she can still provide treatments to you), and a seller of illegal, addictive chems like Jet and Buffout. She's the only character in the game who does both.
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World War II: The special episode "High Hitler! - Nazis on Crystal Meth Part 1" covers the history of Dr. Theodor Morell, Hitler's personal physician, who prescribed him daily cocktails of methamphetamine, cocaine, barbiturates, and more.
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A New Tricks episode focusing on the death of a rock singer, had his former bandmates point the detectives at 'Doc' who supplied them all with drugs back in the day. The guy turned out to be just a dealer rather than an actual doctor.
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The Venture Bros.: Dr. Venture visits a "Tijuana doctor" for a resupply of his pills. Initially the doctor balks at prescribing such a large amount of drugs, and was insulted that Dr. Venture assumed he'd just grant a prescription because he was a Mexican doctor. Dr. Benjamin helped smooth the ruffles.
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Wendla, the female teenage protagonist in the original stage play of Spring Awakening, is killed by pills prescribed to her as an abortifacient. The doctor never tells her she's pregnant and insists they are for anemia.
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The doctor who first prescribed Mary Tyrone morphine in Long Day's Journey Into Night, as well as the doctors who continue to do so while she's Off the Wagon.
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Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs: The County Clerk recounts a conversation with his local pharmacist:
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Glee:
Sandy, the former choir teacher, sets up a pot-dealing ring after he's prescribed medicinal marijuana and even refers to his prescriber/supplier as "Dr. Feelgood".
Terri doling out pseudoephedrine when she becomes the school Nurse (despite not actually being a nurse).
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Law & Order had a case once involving one of these. They had a little trouble coming up with a charge that would stick because the drugs he was prescribing and supplying weren't actually illegal.
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Referenced in an episode of Malcolm in the Middle, when a new neighbor asks Lois who her doctor is. Lois asks what the problem is, and the neighbor replies "back pain," and goes on to imply that she will say anything to get the pills she wants. Lois replies, "Sorry, my doctor's honest."
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Dr. Potterswheel in Moral Orel gives Bloberta painkillers in response to her mutilating her lower region with a jackhammer, as he's turned on by this. He's also revealed to be a widower who also gave his wife painkillers as opposed to actually treating her, which may have resulted in her death.
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The Pusher career of Myriad Song is very much this: a medic that is good at smooth-talking and the medicines that he uses to heal his team's injuries, while powerful and effective, have a pretty good chance of becoming addictive.
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On Shadowhunters, Victor Aldertree, head of the Institute and a former field medic, gives Isabelle the Fantastic Drug yin fen. This is allegedly to help her recover from an injury, but he plays up his helpfulness in seeking a date with her. The drug is also extremely addictive, being made from vampire venom. Unable to get it from any source except for Aldertree, Isabelle ends up seeking out actual vampires to get bitten.
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In the original AKIRA manga, Kaneda is in a relationship with a girl who works at the school nurse's office and uses her to score drugs for his gang. Understandably, this was cut from the movie.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amy was the root of Willow's 'relapse' into her magic habit.
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Veronika Voss: Dr. Katz is eviler than your standard Dr. Feelgood. Not only does she hook addicts up with their morphine, she apparently creates addicts deliberately, and then she bleeds them of everything they own, finally driving them to suicide by refusing to give them any more drugs after they run out of money.
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In The Cannonball Run, Dr. Nikolas van Helsing is the habit of injecting himself (and anyone else who asks for it) with the unspecified contents of a hypodermic he always carries, which causes him to get a blissful grin and then pass out.
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