Big Pharma Pays Up for Their Part in the Opioid Crisis | The Daily Show


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  • gokul balagopal
    gokul balagopal  2 hours back

    We need a new system to replace money

    • Nishat Tasnim
      Nishat Tasnim  10 hours back

      omg Richard Sackler sounds and looks exactly as John Oliver predicted, like a f*cking psychopath.

      • Sarvinaz Durmaz
        Sarvinaz Durmaz  19 hours back

        I was supposed to get opioids for about 25ml and got a whole 500ml bottle from the emergency room I went to. Crazy.

        • Calla Antoinette
          Calla Antoinette  1 days back

          This is only hurting people with real daily chronic pain. I have EDS and it took me two years to find another doctor to give me medication that I never abused in the 5 years I was on it.
          In that two years I went back to not being able to work and not sleeping.
          The CDC going after doctors is BS.
          You are not helping drug addicts. They still hit the streets as much as they ever did.

          • jolourdes Alcinor
            jolourdes Alcinor  3 hours back

            Calla Antoinette
            There’s ups and downs in everything. Some doctors just prescribe without following with the patient to get an optimal treatment for them. Yes, in that case they need to face the consequence of their actions. Unfortunately the way they go about it always screw over patient in need. It creates that negative stereotype that everybody is after narcotics.

        • Yobadd Yobadd
          Yobadd Yobadd  1 days back

          There it is the Wars going on in CORRUPT America The Drug War and The Civil War. The rich who have the Control, Money, and Power.

          • Sophia Carmichael
            Sophia Carmichael  1 days back

            This makes me so mad! They should have to give up every penny they made off opioids and redistribute it to the millions of Americans and communities whose live were impacted or ended from that drug. I can safely say my life and my friends and families lives would be significantly better if my mother and her friends were never allotted the amount of opioids they received. Screw Perdu!!!

            • rania abdelkawy
              rania abdelkawy  1 days back

              Egypt news you have to speak about this

              • Gagan Gurung
                Gagan Gurung  1 days back

                They are the reason Tim bergling (avicii) is not with us

                • losjorgos
                  losjorgos  1 days back

                  WTF is wrong with the world

                  • Samuel Rosander
                    Samuel Rosander  2 days back

                    It's similar to prostitution: it's only illegal if you don't film it. Then it's pornography, and that's protected. Except, you know, people aren't dying from their orgasm addiction, nor are they living in crack houses because they spend all their money on their porn addiction. And nobody cares about the porn stars or anyone associated with the creation of the product, except as it relates to being "sinful." But still. Our laws are skewed to protect things that are properly labeled, even if they're basically the same in nearly every way that matters. And rich white Christian men. They're almost completely untouchable.

                    • Gio
                      Gio  2 days back

                      Hasan did it better

                      • Ingrid Green
                        Ingrid Green  2 days back

                        EVERYTHING is a effing con!!! It’s all bullshit! That’s why more and more people who’ve seen the light, are moving off grid away from all the human scum!

                        • H00dN3rdz
                          H00dN3rdz  3 days back

                          When are black people going to receive a settlement for the crack epidemic the C.I.A was complicit in inserting in the black community in the 80's?

                          • Ai Vel
                            Ai Vel  3 days back

                            This is a bunch of fake BS. The Federal Government finances these RX companies tol come up with drugs, then they get a cut of the money bc they are repaid with interest. They then find out the drgs are harmful and close down the drug after so many billions are made. They se the companies and get paid again, but the consumer who suffered are not paid what is due them. They were the test experiment under the US govs watch. What I hate about this BS is the people do not get the money. They have to hire a lawyer, pay the lawyer to get anything, if they win anything. I think when the US government or State sues these companies then all of the money should be divided equally amongst the people of that state including family members who suffered because of the addicted family member. The Federal Government should only be allowed 10% the attorney should only be allowed a combined total of 10% and 80% goes to the people of that state. We pay taxes, we pay for our medications and we pay when we suffer from those medications. 80% belongs to we the People.

                            • dosmastrify
                              dosmastrify  3 days back

                              Trevor is right, having to forfeit a hell of a lot of money and no more is no punishment.

                              • dosmastrify
                                dosmastrify  3 days back

                                You can thank John Oliver for breaking the story

                                • Nerdee79
                                  Nerdee79  3 days back

                                  who are they paying it to and how is that going to help the people that are addicted? I keep seeing a lot of lipservice being paid to this opioid crisis but I still am not seeing any help for the people trapped in this web.

                                  • Gontrand Trand
                                    Gontrand Trand  3 days back

                                    Corporates run this world.

                                    And its uglier everyday..

                                    • Ricardo Gomez
                                      Ricardo Gomez  4 days back

                                      Nope, big nope, I'm going to disagree big time here, I'm a dental implant surgeon, and I gotta say, every drug has a prescription, everyone who goes to medical school, dental school, anything related to medical services, knows when, how, and whom to prescribe opioids, I rarely prescribe them and threat most of my patients with NSAIDs without any problem, but the doctors and dentists and everyone allowed to prescribe them are the real culprits to be honest, the ones that charge them into your healthcare program, well most clinics and hospitals can charge more, so yeah, that's my POV, and it's mostly what's happening, big pharma is nothing without the ones prescribing them irresponsibly, don't get fooled, this is a very leftist way to manage the problem, "oh yeah send the big pharma owners to jail" when we know it's everyone in the healthcare system but we can't send them all to jail, so let's point fingers.

                                      • Chaun Collins
                                        Chaun Collins  4 days back

                                        Don’t you dare laugh!

                                        • Becky Bertish
                                          Becky Bertish  4 days back

                                          Finally! Sadly people are suffering/suffered from it. The stigma of addiction is just so bad.

                                          • Jackson Bangs
                                            Jackson Bangs  5 days back

                                            These big pharmaceutical companies should be put in jail!

                                            • pop5678eye
                                              pop5678eye  5 days back

                                              And now they filed for 'bankruptcy' which means they don't have to pay out any more settlements until they reshuffle 'ownership...' and still keep their money.

                                              • dirty steve
                                                dirty steve  5 days back

                                                and to WHO do they pay this fucking money? It sure as hell isn't the families that have the losses, or the junkies. So what's the god damn point?

                                                • Nick B
                                                  Nick B  5 days back

                                                  nobody was this outraged when crack hit

                                                  • Andre Walker
                                                    Andre Walker  5 days back

                                                    Until ppl of color start owning Big Pharma

                                                    • Lynn .D
                                                      Lynn .D  5 days back

                                                      What happened to personal responsibility?! Don’t blame pharmaceutical companies!!!

                                                      • David Kearney
                                                        David Kearney  5 days back

                                                        Johnson and Johnson’s stocks didn’t go up because they didn’t loose as much money as they expected, but rather because of their brand new love child “esketamine”. This is a derived from ketamine! The difference between the two is that esketamine is far more powerful and is name brand for the use of major depressive episodes! It also costs $35,000 a month for 8 doses! These 8 doses come in the form of one spray in one nostril and one on another twice a week! Then president TRAMP tells the committee overseeing treatment of Vets with PTSD to order “lots and lots of esketamine” for these people, which will not have to pay $35,000 a month! Also, this will be paid for with tax money, which goes to Johnson and Johnson for the supply of this medicine! But the absolute best part is that TRAMP owns a ton of stocks in Johnson and Johnson, meaning he makes an order for a medicine that’s barely approved by the FDA, stocks Vets up with a medicine regular people can’t afford but need equally as badly, and all that money goes right into TRAMPS pocket!! That is the new America! The president can freely commit fraud without concerns! Only particular set of groups are listened to because they have enough supporters to shame the government so getting rid of them is easier! Drug addicts are victims! People in pain are the villains! The world of psychology has become the punchline to a bad joke! One last thing that keeps getting me with OxyContin! It’s always been made from a substance that has always been know for its addictive qualities! Just having the term opioid in the description should have set off some warning bells because how could anyone actually make opium not addictive?? So, yeah, doctors knew what they were doing but they had two reasons to continue doing it! Of course the first being the kick backs which made many people rich, and the second was they were given an out! Since this was approved by the FDA for treatment of pain, and the representatives are saying it’s less addictive then other pain meds! So in theory a doctor could blame anyone and get away with it! And they did! But now not even pain specialist will write pain prescriptions! And will cut you off like a long fingernail, and for no reason! So we have a president ordering an abundance of a brand new anti depressant for treatment for people that actually decided to go into the military and had the opportunity to choose of that was the path they wanted to take or now! Meanwhile, non Vets are sometimes actually laughed at by doctors when the doctor is asked if you can try this treatment! This treatment that will make TRAMP plenty of money, meanwhile he knows nothing about the medicine or the fact that maybe non Vets can’t afford $34,000 a month!! We have people with stage 4 cancer in hospice care being prescribed Vicodin for pain! People on the cusp of death already and a doctor gives them Vicodin? Screw that! If someone is about to die you make it an effort as a doctor to make them as comfortable as possible! Don’t be afraid of the DEA because it wasn’t the DEA that went to medical school! And abusing such power is sickening! Also how doctors just tend to refer you from one place to another to another because they don’t want to deal with you and the hassle of prescribing pain medicine!

                                                        • MisstressMourtisha
                                                          MisstressMourtisha  5 days back

                                                          They knew EXACTLY wtf they were doing!!!

                                                          • h h
                                                            h h  6 days back

                                                            Must be nice to be a drug dealer that faces no consequences.

                                                            • h h
                                                              h h  6 days back

                                                              they should take 6 billion from them not 3.. WTF they should fine the owners not really the business. they control the business so they should pay more of that bill not thier company. like 12 billion but 6 coming from the family and 6 coming from the company

                                                              • P J Schuster
                                                                P J Schuster  6 days back

                                                                Blaming our heroin addiction crisis on legally prescribed medications like OxyContin is waaay too simplistic. The vast majority of people who are prescribed these life-SAVING medications for their incurable chronic pain conditions do not become drug addicts, nor do they overdose on their medications. The ppl who are fanning the flames of this opioid hysteria are the same ppl who will benefit financially from everyone being labeled as either being a drug addict or having this new “convenient” diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD). They own the rehab centers that they want everyone sent to & benefit from everyone being forced onto Suboxone or Subutex; which, by the way, are just as addictive as the oxycodone & heroin they are taking you off of.
                                                                Hundreds of thousands of real people, like me, who suffer with real pain that can’t be cured, are being demonized & left to suffer after having our medications either reduced to an ineffective dose or taken away entirely; & we are sick of it. Someone needs to speak up for us.

                                                                • oldguy10010M
                                                                  oldguy10010M  4 days back


                                                              • Nicholas Stone
                                                                Nicholas Stone  6 days back

                                                                Is nobody gonna talk about how one of the family members is named Mortimer? Gee can't believe he's an evil corporate scumbag...

                                                                • Fat Sack
                                                                  Fat Sack  6 days back

                                                                  The sacklers look like devils

                                                                  • Jennifer Hall
                                                                    Jennifer Hall  6 days back

                                                                    If it was a black family they all would be going to jail.

                                                                    • Jai T
                                                                      Jai T  6 days back

                                                                      The C.I.A is still a bigger drug dealer than Big Pharma

                                                                      • Ruger Shooter
                                                                        Ruger Shooter  6 days back

                                                                        How do the people that are addicted get the drug.........thats who is responsible

                                                                        A Dr I know says oxy was made for terminal the Drs passing this out to their favorite druggies are responsible

                                                                        How is the drug getting into the hands of drug dealers.......thats who is responsible

                                                                        but as always lets blame the easy targets

                                                                        • TundraWoman Says
                                                                          TundraWoman Says  6 days back

                                                                          Aannddddd big surprise: The Sacklers are declaring bankruptcy. Who’d a thunk it? After all, they love the Swiss Cheese Banks for money laundering-oops, I meant shoving money through great big holes and then see? Absolutely transparent: Nothing here folks, just empty holes called Shell Corporations.
                                                                          What do you mean you want our name removed from our “Philanthropic” tax write offs as well? Do you realize how much it costs to appear generous?! Ask Oprah-She knows! African schools are much more lucrative write offs than homie’s Chi-Town public schools-who are desperately in need of an infusion of $$$.

                                                                          • Faith Watkins
                                                                            Faith Watkins  6 days back

                                                                            A white woman goes to prison for SAT test bribery and college admissions. Lucky she’s not black. There are cases where black women falsified paperwork for their young children to access better schools and they are now serving 10 years in prison. Wha?! “Get the fuck out of here”

                                                                            • Badger Lyons
                                                                              Badger Lyons  6 days back

                                                                              And then Purdue Pharma immediately files for bankruptcy after the Sacklers raid it for all the money they can hide.

                                                                              • paulor1027
                                                                                paulor1027  6 days back

                                                                                It's good that the drug companies are being held "accountable".. but what about the law makers and federal agencies that allowed this to happen under their watch?? The same law makers who took money from lobbyists to look the other way.. this is typical of Justice in the admissions scandals are more heavily prosecuted than the killing of American citizens, 🤔🤦‍♂️...

                                                                                • Max Coning
                                                                                  Max Coning  6 days back

                                                                                  Fuck you sackler eat shit

                                                                                  • Yuno
                                                                                    Yuno  6 days back

                                                                                    That last part... truth.

                                                                                    • Adrian Navarrette
                                                                                      Adrian Navarrette  6 days back

                                                                                      FUCKEN cock suckers!!!

                                                                                      • Mr.L
                                                                                        Mr.L  6 days back

                                                                                        Day by day value of people’s life has become less relevant in the world.

                                                                                        • anthony rubio
                                                                                          anthony rubio  6 days back

                                                                                          Dr of what exactly? Death

                                                                                          • Summer Rain
                                                                                            Summer Rain  6 days back

                                                                                            Corporations bitch 💲💲💰

                                                                                            • I Tell Time Person
                                                                                              I Tell Time Person  6 days back

                                                                                              WHITE Privilege Drug Dealers