With his film Thieves of Innocence, Paul Arcand turned the spotlight on the problem of child abuse in Quebec. In his new film Quebec Under the Influence he put the spotlight on pill consumption. Why Because Quebeckers love pills. They swallow an average of 750 a year. Why do they open their mouths to swallow pills without asking any questions, without knowing why Who is responsible for the dramatic increase of medications sales and prescriptions Quebec Under the Influence looks at why there are patients who need pills and pills that need patients. Quebec Under the Influence, a prescription for a sick society.