Opioids II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Ken Olsen
Ken Olsen - 4 hours ago
This is the same as alcohol prohibition, history shows us how well that worked out. Junkies buy heroin on the black market, so lets make people in legitimate pain buy heroin. Grow up American !
Mac Watson
Mac Watson - 8 hours ago
As a Canadian, I honestly weep for you America. You are a shell of the country you once were. I hope it’s salvageable, but I’m less hopeful everyday. How could a nation with so much knowledge, innovation, technology, work ethic and wealth go so badly wrong. It’s disheartening.
Bea Hawkins
Bea Hawkins - 20 hours ago
"kermit is a top...not that that is ANY of your business" BITCHSDFHSDFH
Nick Dicky
Nick Dicky - 22 hours ago
Ah maybe don't take them?
Forever Petty
Forever Petty - 22 hours ago
*I DON'T KNOW*
😂😂😂
shqarthi
shqarthi - Day ago
Purdue Pharma is only one of the drug companies that did this. There are other companies who did the same on an even larger scale. Johnson and Johnson from the news this week is an example. Looking forward to an Opioids III piece. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2019/07/20/opioid-files/?utm_term=.10d6f5af720f
Pikaia Gracilens
Pikaia Gracilens - 2 days ago
Ah, great. A shitty rap video by a pharmaceutical company completely destroyed my city (I live in Vancouver).
Gabriel Hoekstra
Gabriel Hoekstra - 3 days ago
His statement could've been worse, though. He could've said, "That's not too bad. It could've been far worse. As long as it was mostly jews."
Mr Miscellaneous
Mr Miscellaneous - 4 days ago
That rap in the beginning...

Given that Eminem had an addiction to similar drugs before, got off them, and has been sober for over 10 years, using his song to sell those drugs is just insulting.
Faith Fuldeeds
Faith Fuldeeds - 4 days ago
I applaud Michael Keaton for not smacking in some thoughtlessly abstruse or overly exaggerated manner while eating his sandwich on film. *snacking maka me wana snap!!!*
Faith Fuldeeds
Faith Fuldeeds - 4 days ago
The point about Dennis, the janitor is actually an insanely considerate and accurate statement. Like the people responsible are actually going to sweep up anything (other than lawsuits under the proverbial rug). On the other hand, I'm sure he gets paid hourly and maybe he might have needed a little over time that week. *of course I'm sure they would commission extra help for the cleanup of such a thing, but it's still an adequate example of how short sighted and thoughtless a mob of protestors can be....
Walter Luhm
Walter Luhm - 4 days ago
mr sackler will never have to spend 1 single in prison because he is a high ranking freemason. how do i know? because when democracy now did a piece on him they showed a picture of him wearing a button with there logo on it. why is that significant? two reasons. one because a basic tenet of there beliefs is that everything is a hierarchy so if u get rich crushing somebody its ok because thats just how nature works. secondly if your in that organization long enough, you earn diplomatic immunity. no joke and no conspiracy theory. wake up america!
LoneWolf 000
LoneWolf 000 - 3 days ago
Your a fuckin' genius!
Cosmus Melly
Cosmus Melly - 5 days ago
https://www.sacklergallery.com/ This will work.
Jeffrey Stull
Jeffrey Stull - 5 days ago
I'm in love with what this crew gets out in the open. Thank you sincerely and truly.
Sequential Geek
Sequential Geek - 6 days ago
Why dont you articles / videos about how 'Americans' in general do NOTHING hold people accountable for anything,... -Instead of having actors play people from Purdue, have actors play Americans saying 'Oh well, Im sorry that you feel that way", and "if someone wants to take Oxycontin, then THATS THEIR CHOICE" -like typical 'Americans', then show them obsessing on who around them is 'different', and how to be an 'entitled' alienating mean bigot... like good well bred 'Americans' in a fake country.
Sequential Geek
Sequential Geek - 6 days ago
UGH! The jokes Oliver inserts are terrible,...
Jumping Sloth
Jumping Sloth - 7 days ago
Well this idea didnt just start here. China was flooded with opium in old history. Thats why so many nations strictly forbid it. Punishment with death even in some countries
Seth Horras
Seth Horras - 7 days ago
Awesome Micheal Keaton did this.
Seth Horras
Seth Horras - 7 days ago
Wow, JO makes me laugh every f#@%ing episode. He's a national treasure.
kim okla
kim okla - 7 days ago
Great John Thx soooo much, LOL salamanders!
Amrita Chatterji
Amrita Chatterji - 7 days ago
doing god's work John Oliver.
Amrita Chatterji
Amrita Chatterji - 7 days ago
they also get trump's tax cut
Arthur Clements
Arthur Clements - 8 days ago
Oliver is a monster...a deeply ugly man making money and making light of a horrible crisis. Scum bag masquerading as a saint. Kill yourself Oliver.
Dr. Kira
Dr. Kira - 8 days ago
"I'll substitute you like a Xylotol" Is a lamer rap line than that C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang chorus parody? I would agree except,
"I can hold my own/knick-knack Shaq attack give a dog a bone" exists.
Ca Ad
Ca Ad - 9 days ago
I would say that having Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, and Michael K Williams play me is worth owning the opioid crisis....
TWSTF 8
TWSTF 8 - 10 days ago
He needs to make an, "Opioids part III" episode about the Poppy fields in Afghanistan where the Pharmaceutical manufacturers get the bulk of the primary active ingredients for their Drugs.
(Oxyconton, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Morphine, etc.)
The problem is so systemic, the US Military is actually actively protecting the Opium Poppy Industries run by Tribal communities, most of which used to be maintained, regulated, and controlled by the Taliban and other comparable local organizations and government agencies.
Although they're mostly all still owned and operated by the same Afghan Tribal communities, and there have been efforts to transition them to growing and cultivating altogether different cash crops, like corn, etc., the region is particularly suited to the healthy and profitable growth and cultivation of the Poppy plants in a far more significant rate per acre of land.
It's the primary global, "supply," end of the worldwide Opiate crisis, accounting for about 80+% of the industry's supply.
And, just as the Drug manufacturers are protected by American Lawmakers here, the Opium Poppy farms are protected by the United States Military in Afghanistan.
So, it's clearly just as complex a problem as the manufacturing and distributing end, and ultimately the drug users and abusers themselves.
Making the entire industry from Poppy to pill a worldwide systemic issue needing a solution.
Dale Bouwman
Dale Bouwman - 11 days ago
The Sacklers should be fed their own medicine. Daily.
Dale Bouwman
Dale Bouwman - 7 days ago
@Sharon Jensen Your hired....love the enthusiasm
Sharon Jensen
Sharon Jensen - 9 days ago
Can I volunteer to do it? It would give me great satisfaction. Double dosages.
Carlositos G-O
Carlositos G-O - 11 days ago
“Kermit is a top” 😂 OMG The Oliver Team on top of the gay lingo! *pun intended lol
MoistCake
MoistCake - 11 days ago
Why does the legal supplier have the responsibility ... they respond to demand? If X pharmacy has a billion script count, someone has to supply. Maybe they should flag the pharmacy and report to a third party?
Floxxoror
Floxxoror - 12 days ago
my grandma did get fentanyl(for good reasons). well sadly i managed her medicine and got kinda hooked on it. the result: the hardest shit in my life that was kinda like rape and the hardest anxiety kicks and panic attacks you can imagine. well i guess you cannot, as i couldnt up to this point. im not from the us though.
Meadow Rae
Meadow Rae - 12 days ago
I live in WV and the medical examiner, foster care, and first responder systems are completely overrun. There are so many kids in care and kids as young as 6th grade overdosing. I wish I could melt all of those responsible in a vat of acid.
Samantha Wells
Samantha Wells - 13 days ago
American Greed has three episodes from season 12 that deal with opoids and heroin.
samuel rappaport
samuel rappaport - 13 days ago
can we please put “Bears are gonna Bear” on a t shirt?
bloodvow333
bloodvow333 - 14 days ago
The most fucked up part thing about this is that it’s an Eminem song and Eminem almost died from addiction to opioids
D. C. S.
D. C. S. - 15 days ago
7500 doses per person in Kermit is 675 a month the hell?! (It has to be other areas around it)
Rey Barrera
Rey Barrera - 15 days ago
Wtf man. I went to jail for a gram of weed.
But opioids are contributing to literal mass addiction and death.
Kyle Mouttet
Kyle Mouttet - 15 days ago
And the victims of this are still treated like trash!
I guess it's just too difficult for people who've lived their whole lives looking down their nose, to see the world from any other perspective.
Karen McCarrell
Karen McCarrell - 15 days ago
Oh! Oh! Christopher Walken please, please!
Terri Williams
Terri Williams - 16 days ago
Does McKesson just drop ship meds to Kermit? You're story doesn't make sense.
John O.
John O. - 16 days ago
the phrase "it could have been worse" can only not be applied to two things: Richard Sackler's statement regarding those 59 deaths and the way ICE is handling their detainment of migrants.
Sara Murphy
Sara Murphy - 17 days ago
Can we just pause to realize his name is Dick Sackler?!?!?!
Jebediah Gentry
Jebediah Gentry - 17 days ago
I wanna know where a janitor gets $15 an hour because I'm moving there
Bhanu Singh
Bhanu Singh - 17 days ago
Hail Satan, but only if thy skullfuck Sackler
Dylan Noah
Dylan Noah - 17 days ago
“Kermit is a top I’ll have you know...not that that is any of your business.”
Why...why did I laugh so hard at this...
Aradia With Geese
Aradia With Geese - 18 days ago
They made a sequal?
Sharon Jensen
Sharon Jensen - 14 days ago
They had to. Since some people didn't get the memo last time.
Richard Wyant
Richard Wyant - 18 days ago
Why should my taxes pay for someone's irresponsible choices?
Smilley MLK
Smilley MLK - 16 days ago
Because other people's taxes will pay for your unfortunate accidents, unplanned medical conditions and assorted mishaps. The same goes for medical insurance, BTW.
Plixemon
Plixemon - 18 days ago
Opioids two; the electric bugaloo
Kyle Rider
Kyle Rider - 18 days ago
Greed will be the undoing of the USA
only me
only me - 19 days ago
Omar's coming....
BockworschtSoldier
BockworschtSoldier - 19 days ago
Opioids for minor issues like Back- and Knee Pain? I don´t know how it is in the States, but for minor issues like this works Paracetamol or Ibuprofen very well and they don´t make you addicted.
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