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


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  • dosmastrify
    dosmastrify  7 hours back

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

    • dosmastrify
      dosmastrify  7 hours back

      You can thank John Oliver for breaking the story

      • Nerdee79
        Nerdee79  10 hours 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  15 hours back

          Corporates run this world.

          And its uglier everyday..

          • Ricardo Gomez
            Ricardo Gomez  18 hours 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  1 days back

              Don’t you dare laugh!

              • Becky Bertish
                Becky Bertish  1 days back

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

                • Jackson Bangs
                  Jackson Bangs  2 days back

                  These big pharmaceutical companies should be put in jail!

                  • pop5678eye
                    pop5678eye  2 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  2 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  2 days back

                        nobody was this outraged when crack hit

                        • Andre Walker
                          Andre Walker  2 days back

                          Until ppl of color start owning Big Pharma

                          • Lynn .D
                            Lynn .D  2 days back

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

                            • David Kearney
                              David Kearney  2 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  2 days back

                                They knew EXACTLY wtf they were doing!!!

                                • h h
                                  h h  3 days back

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

                                  • h h
                                    h h  3 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  3 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  23 hours back


                                    • Nicholas Stone
                                      Nicholas Stone  3 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  3 days back

                                        The sacklers look like devils

                                        • Jennifer Hall
                                          Jennifer Hall  3 days back

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

                                          • Jai T
                                            Jai T  3 days back

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

                                            • Ruger Shooter
                                              Ruger Shooter  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                    • paulor1027
                                                      paulor1027  3 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  3 days back

                                                        Fuck you sackler eat shit

                                                        • Yuno
                                                          Yuno  3 days back

                                                          That last part... truth.

                                                          • Adrian Navarrette
                                                            Adrian Navarrette  3 days back

                                                            FUCKEN cock suckers!!!

                                                            • Mr.L
                                                              Mr.L  3 days back

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

                                                              • anthony rubio
                                                                anthony rubio  3 days back

                                                                Dr of what exactly? Death

                                                                • Summer Rain
                                                                  Summer Rain  4 days back

                                                                  Corporations bitch 💲💲💰

                                                                  • I Tell Time Person
                                                                    I Tell Time Person  4 days back

                                                                    WHITE Privilege Drug Dealers

                                                                    • Syed Abdul Rahman
                                                                      Syed Abdul Rahman  4 days back

                                                                      I've always said it; these drug companies are evil, but smart. They're just legalized drug dealers who managed to get protection from the law itself.
                                                                      All they had to do was wave money around, and viola! What should have been illegal is now legal, and what is clearly evil is tolerated. All because of their "contributions".

                                                                      • Mark Hollingsworth
                                                                        Mark Hollingsworth  4 days back

                                                                        It's not a's a hysteria...real people are cut off from pain meds! Ever wonder why20 military vets kill themselves a day? & & At least 50 other people a day too.the Govt wants your ass to die so the rich can have more& the rich & politicians buy their opioids on the dark web..go to what really

                                                                        • Joshua Johnson
                                                                          Joshua Johnson  4 days back

                                                                          No one is going to jail for the pills, and killing thousands of people, because they can't prove that one or multiple people within the company explicitly said to lie about how addictive the drugs were. They put a warning on the drug and said it was addictive, people didn't listen to that warning and became addicted due to the fact that the companies didn't put other restrictions/warnings on the drug so they could make money off of it. So since the police can't prove that one or multiple people within the company are responsible for those deaths, they (the companies) get fined. It has nothing to do with being rich or white or the CEO of a large corporation. But since they are rich they can afford to pay those fines. So maybe the fines should be increased. You can't arrest an entire corporation with all of its workers, it's not possible and probably would violate some of the workers rights. So we are at a stalemate and can't do much more than blaming and pointing fingers. The best solution would be to take the drug off of the market, invest some money into researching and developing a new drug that preforms the same but is less addictive or not addictive at all. And fine the corporations more, they should also have to pay the families compensation for the ones that they have lost.

                                                                          • thehoneydeev
                                                                            thehoneydeev  4 days back

                                                                            Spot on with the El Chapo parallel💯

                                                                            • Tom Shen
                                                                              Tom Shen  4 days back

                                                                              Punishing these people by telling them to pay a fine is like punishing cocaine dealers by telling to give up a few grams.

                                                                              And carry on with their businesses.

                                                                              • Patsy Stone
                                                                                Patsy Stone  4 days back

                                                                                Hey fat head Trump your peers are the drug dealers living inside the Wall. Sacklers are the biggest drug dealers in the world and they're white rich Republicans like your fat dumb ass.

                                                                                • J K
                                                                                  J K  4 days back

                                                                                  Its pennies compared to profits they made. Next is Juul and tobacco companies... selling vaping devices as toys to teens and preteens and now a lot of them are having breathing issues because they added Nicotine without telling its users.

                                                                                  • Social Savings
                                                                                    Social Savings  4 days back

                                                                                    Everybody who had some sort of surgery will be prescribed painkillers, does the patient ever ask where or how these drugs where made? No! They just got out of surgery and are in pain. It's capitalism either way, and if your a chemist you know that the making of prescription painkillers is pure opium cut down according to each prescription mg dosage, with some other chemical to soften the eurphoric effect.

                                                                                    • Cat Dixon
                                                                                      Cat Dixon  4 days back

                                                                                      Will I be receiving a check for what all these junkies just did to me on the internet?

                                                                                      • TheCombatCameraGuy
                                                                                        TheCombatCameraGuy  4 days back

                                                                                        What about the doctors that knew better, took the payments and pushed the drugs.

                                                                                        • GHustle4
                                                                                          GHustle4  4 days back

                                                                                          Fuck america!!! The fakest country on this earth and I hope it gets it one day!!!

                                                                                          • jojo abushkr
                                                                                            jojo abushkr  5 days back

                                                                                            America is the only "devolped country" that has so many third world problems

                                                                                            • Orange CA
                                                                                              Orange CA  5 days back

                                                                                              BOYCOTT Johnson & Johnson

                                                                                              • William Blakeley
                                                                                                William Blakeley  5 days back

                                                                                                that's sickening ..Tharre are still Drs out there doing it..Littel children 12-13 Snorting this shit...but Ofcourse it gose on..