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

  • Published: 15 April 2019
  • Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.

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  • Man Lil
    Man Lil  4 hours back

    I would PAY to see reactions of the People John Talks about.

    • Christine Woodruff
      Christine Woodruff  6 hours back

      Hey Oliver, are you on drugs?

      • TheBill
        TheBill  11 hours back

        Who are the people with thumb down?

        • mngentry
          mngentry  24 hours back

          holy crap www.sacklergallery.com is real.

          • mngentry
            mngentry  24 hours back

            Richard Kind automatically gets a thumbs up. Bing Bong forever.

            • AGENT X SECURITY
              AGENT X SECURITY  1 days back

              MOST DRUGS , WOULD END IF THE YOUNG PEOPLES , STOP USING THEM .!!!!!!! BY 60 % .!!!!!! .WAKE UP TO DEMAND .!!!!! .THE REST IS GOVT . USED .!!!!! .😎🇺🇸😎☠️....

              • Yes I’m Blessed
                Yes I’m Blessed  1 days back

                One of your best videos! sackler is a scumbag, lowlife pos and karma will one day kick him so hard in the ass that his colon will come out his mouth! 😡

                • MizzTab
                  MizzTab  1 days back

                  The video of the town that keeps being brought up is from 2008. People from anywhere could have been going there. Why is no one paying attention to the fact that the overdoses that started this crisis are heroin laced with fentanyl? Prescription medication addiction is not the same as physical dependency. The CDC admitted that they changed their method of recording deaths by including those that died from other causes if they had even trace amounts of opioids. This fake crisis will not stop illegal drug use and is destroying pain patients lives. The DEA, CDC and FDA have their own agenda which means keeping them funded. I can tell from the tone of this story that patients being forced off effective treatment, abandoned by doctors then having the government decide what medical treatment they are allowed or denied doesn't cause concerns in this country. I am tired of being in constant pain that will last the rest of my life. So every pain patient including myself will no longer have any respite from pain. I don't want to live everyday being eaten away by never ending torture. Bye John thanks for nothing.

                  • Noah Deibler
                    Noah Deibler  1 days back

                    The rap...the rap...it stole from Eminem.

                    • JerichoDeath
                      JerichoDeath  1 days back

                      Huh. Almost makes a case for that family being as bad as the koch brothers.

                      • wizzdom100
                        wizzdom100  1 days back

                        Nacy Reagan and mr. T, sex tape would be legendary.

                        • MegadethTillDeth
                          MegadethTillDeth  1 days back

                          Thanks for fighting for us John.

                          • Anym
                            Anym  1 days back

                            Welp. Time to go to Brazil 🇧🇷

                            Ohhh not thooose drugs.... Oh well

                            • EviePontecorvo
                              EviePontecorvo  2 days back

                              I know this is a month late, but none of those babirs look like Wallace Shawn and I'm very mad about that.

                              • MizzTab
                                MizzTab  2 days back

                                Prescription pain medication comes labeled with warning stickers and a drug information sheet that tell you it can lead to addiction. The overdose deaths are from fentanyl, heroin, heroin laced with fentanyl. The CDC faked the opioid related deaths and admitted that they changed how they counted them to include deaths not due to overdoses but had traces of the drug. We have known for many years pain medication can lead to addiction but this crisis is targeting the wrong people and drug. I prefer death to a lifetime of constant pain personally John.

                                • fexbio
                                  fexbio  2 days back

                                  I'm frequently baffled at how efficiently you people use your money and influence to get the message through. I just watched the excerpts from Sacker's interview: awesome! Keep doing the excellent work.

                                  I'm also happy that you guys inspired a show in my country - named Greg News, after its host Gregorio. We are in dire need of people to keep things real.

                                  • Guya B
                                    Guya B  2 days back

                                    If you take prescriptions away from people they'll just move to the street and the deaths will sky rocket. Purdue is just a symptom of prohibition.

                                    • Fulgrim88
                                      Fulgrim88  2 days back

                                      I like how the republicans obsess about the "war on drugs" as long as its about jailing immigrants and potheads, but as soon as multi billion pharmaceutical companies get involved (doing just as much harm, if not more) it's fine

                                      • PaddySnuffles
                                        PaddySnuffles  2 days back

                                        The Kermit jokes are priceless.

                                        • Travis White
                                          Travis White  2 days back

                                          Richard Sackler? His name is Dick Sack?

                                          • chadgrov
                                            chadgrov  3 days back

                                            His wallet is the one that says bad motherfucker on it.

                                            • Diego Marcelo ALVAREZ YRUPAILLA

                                              Who’s the fucking girl who keeps laughing like a horse

                                              • Steve Matthews
                                                Steve Matthews  3 days back

                                                Micheal Keaton is the real Batman

                                                • elnumbrotres
                                                  elnumbrotres  3 days back


                                                  • Steve Matthews
                                                    Steve Matthews  3 days back

                                                    H8 apo

                                                    • Ana Penca
                                                      Ana Penca  3 days back

                                                      Plase do one of these on Goop, Gywneth Paltrow's company. A lot more people need to know about the dangers of it.

                                                      • Pepper
                                                        Pepper  3 days back


                                                        • MizzTab
                                                          MizzTab  3 days back

                                                          John you probably will never read this comment but I will appeal to you once again. Please show what taking away chronic pain patients choice in their own medical treatment is allowing our government agencies and insurance companies to get away with. We have known pain medications abuse potential for years, opium abuse potential for centuries. Before OxyContin we had Percocet, Vicodin and others that were abused. This war on prescription medication for chronic pain patients is ruining lives. It is taking away patients ability to work, access to healthcare and in those with under or untreated pain causing deaths or driving them to suicide to stop the constant suffering. The real issues are power and money the only things our government cares about. Getting elected, keeping their funding and they all want a BIG piece of lawsuit pie but none of them care about the millions of patients who are suffering.

                                                          • Todd Romain
                                                            Todd Romain  3 days back

                                                            Its what the market does. tRump would murder his entire base for the right amount of profit

                                                            • zaimah Begum-Diamond
                                                              zaimah Begum-Diamond  3 days back

                                                              Wow...its hard to understand this kind of evil

                                                              • Shiva Srinivasan
                                                                Shiva Srinivasan  3 days back

                                                                Did not Omar go after drug dealers?

                                                                • Todd Sheridan
                                                                  Todd Sheridan  3 days back

                                                                  Unrelated to the story, but Richard Kind is delightful.

                                                                  • David Martin
                                                                    David Martin  4 days back

                                                                    you sir are my opioid

                                                                    • trinityproj3ct
                                                                      trinityproj3ct  4 days back

                                                                      The Behind the Bastards (hilarious and informative) podcast did a two part episode on the Sackler family in April 2019

                                                                      • Michael Gonzalez
                                                                        Michael Gonzalez  4 days back

                                                                        I can only imagine what this guys family life was like growing up

                                                                        • Marshal Dunnik
                                                                          Marshal Dunnik  4 days back

                                                                          I wonder why he doesn't choose to go by Dick Sackler

                                                                          • Grammar Jew
                                                                            Grammar Jew  4 days back

                                                                            John Oliver is FOX news if FOX news had 100% more factual basis, 100% less cringe and 98.4% less bullshit!

                                                                            When a corporation wants to hide something from you, its probably worse than anything you can imagine... because hiding shit is pretty bad, and it has to be worse than that.

                                                                            PS: I am not looking up Sacklergallery... again. Last time my mom walked in, it was weird.

                                                                            • Syfer Polski
                                                                              Syfer Polski  4 days back

                                                                              You're a treasure John, keep going after crooks!

                                                                              • Murtaza Bijani
                                                                                Murtaza Bijani  4 days back

                                                                                “Kermit is a TOP, I’ll have you know. Not that that is any of your business!” Gets me every time! 😂

                                                                                • sean callahan
                                                                                  sean callahan  4 days back

                                                                                  Clinton screwed up majorly by pushing the War on Drugs and stricter sentences on this. Fucking drugs are the enemy of the people, but we need to help, not imprison. Trump for all things wrong with him, is at least trying to change the narrative of bullshit prison sentences for drug crimes.

                                                                                  • bob makr
                                                                                    bob makr  4 days back

                                                                                    How did they not cheer for Omar!?

                                                                                    • Mircea Pintelie
                                                                                      Mircea Pintelie  4 days back

                                                                                      Boeing was also required to regulate itself no?

                                                                                      • Diane Gehr
                                                                                        Diane Gehr  5 days back

                                                                                        I just read a statistic that stated that for people aged 50 and under in US, the leading cause of death now is opioid overdose!

                                                                                        • 18skunk18
                                                                                          18skunk18  5 days back

                                                                                          I have to say that this more information and entertainment then info wars.

                                                                                          • Daemoncles RatHeir
                                                                                            Daemoncles RatHeir  5 days back

                                                                                            It seems that people who do or did drugs try and blame all their subsequent health issues on bad food or media lifestyles. Give me a break, idiots. Decriminalization happens because you tax the police. I just saw a book linking mental health issues with pot. This country is headed for disaster because of these potheads and other users.

                                                                                            • Amanda Schweiger
                                                                                              Amanda Schweiger  5 days back

                                                                                              #DontPunishPain Chronic intractable pain needs opioids. Opioids make their lives worth living. Cutting off chronic intractable pain patients from their medications causes them to die of suicide at an unprecedented rate. #DONTPUNISHPAIN!

                                                                                              • Alex Stone
                                                                                                Alex Stone  5 days back

                                                                                                ..THEY SENT OPIOIDS TO ONE TOWN LEGALLY AND "CRACK" TO THE BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS ILLEGALLY. 'WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ?

                                                                                                • A. Mohsin
                                                                                                  A. Mohsin  6 days back

                                                                                                  Sackler family paid 2000 people to dislike this video