Opioids III: The Sacklers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 8. avg. 2021
John Oliver explains how the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, how hard they’ve been fighting to defend their name, and why you should judge the situation for yourself.

Connect with Last Week Tonight online...

Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight SLflow channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/lastweektonight

Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: lastweektonight

Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: lastweektonight

Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

Komentarjev

  • Waiting for the Afghanistan episode. The "exit strategy".

  • As a linguist... yeah okay sure

  • Thanks John, you nailed this episode, just when I needed you most. 💞 THANKYOU

  • Gotta slip that "dead billionaire good", because we all know wealth equals bad. So all you out there planning on becoming rich and owning a company that does numbers remember, when you finally do make it John Oliver will hate you.

  • When he said about the website I was crossing my fingers so much that we’d see that beautiful boi on it, not disappointed at all!

  • These American are so different from the world...... I don't understand how they manage to Progress this so far....

  • I don't get why rich people can have literal billions and still have awful teeth

  • I love you John Oliver and your team, for your care you put into this. I was prescribed opiates for 10 years, and immediately cut off by the doctor one day for no reason. He just said I can't give them too you anymore. Needless too say, at the time I was oblivious to what addiction was or withdraws or anything like that because I never heard of in my life or experienced it. As you can imagine my life went down hill pretty quick, I'm now on the path too recovery but it's been alot of painful years of mental, and physical stress. And Tons of mental and physical therapy. So thank you so much for exposing these evil peices of shit.

  • Coke cola

  • But now we should trust big pharma, regulators and medical journals without any thought yeah?

  • I’m so infuriated I couldn’t make it to the end

  • 50k is a lot though :/

  • The thing is gambling is also addictive and people lose so much money, should we get mad at casinos? Maybe?

  • How do they not worry everyday that the earth won’t swallow them up.

  • John, will vaccine leverage be used on Taliban once Covid-19 gets its spikes into the Taliban?!

  • This is cool and all but can doctors stop prescribing narcotics for periods and white people booboos and start prescribing them to people with whole-body genetic illnesses? Just once? I can't get anything for my joints rotting out from under me while some moron who slams his hand with a hammer gets a year worth of vicodin

  • This is a great episode. Except for the dumb joke at 2:00 where he says the Twin Towers are featured prominently in every 90's sitcom reminding everyone they are there. Because terrorists took down the World trade center. So what you're saying with this ridiculously stupid joke, is that we are the reason the terrorists attacked on 9/11 cuz we presented them with the target. Fire that idiot writer who came up with that.

  • now you know the formula....... stop complaining and get rich.....dont a be a moral dummy

  • And can someone please stop the whole 'pharma rep sale' schtick? It's not the 1950s and drugs are not Tupperware to be advertised and sold as many or as fast 😫🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  • this is gold i am so tired being in health care and loosing patients to opioids and doctors over prescribing and nasty drug reps flirting with married physicians to push this stuff. over it

  • oxycotin is a great medicine. If people are misusing it the doctors and people using it are accountable. This is just a scapegoat for societal problems.

  • What about the doctors who prescribed the drug? Opioids have their use. I’m an MD and I’m responsible for what I give my patients. Don’t care what’s sales reps say…

  • 1:12 Oxycontin! Sell!

  • It's the Sackler's paying of the legal system to get away with all of their past, current, and future crimes. This IS bullshit.

  • You do know that Shari Lewis passed away years ago?

  • Why do we get so upset that people die? The Sacklers to my knowledge didn't hold anyone down and stuff oxycontine down their throats. Hey... People fu*king die. Some by their own hand, others from by disease, some by war and on and on. We will all die at some point so don't get so exercised over it. Within a billion years we will all be dead. Seems a long time away but that time will come. Sorry dude... Everyone dead. Humanity won't exist. It just is what it is. Death is a natural part of existence.

  • Get them all addicted, take their money away for a 5 years, drop them off in Philly (Kensington), PA . If they are still alive, they get the money back and all the memories of the good years sucking D1ck for 1 more hit

  • I'm agnostic but this is why I want a God, or at the very least a cosmic justice system. If you're rich enough, literally nothing matters. Unbelievable that such a debt could go unpaid.

  • Linguist here feeling unexpectedly very attacked

  • Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  • Well done you are a legend after all

  • John Oliver is a HERO

  • So, when a corporation is guilty, what does it mean? Pay lots of $$$, but they have deep pockets.

  • And then there is Chapo Guzman spending the rest of his life in prison. No money, no nothing… I don’t see a single difference other then one of them is wearing a suite and singing like an idiot .

  • Sherry Lewis has been dead since the 90's but leave it the the USA to exhume and incarcerate a corpse.

  • John Oliver should be a mandatory course in last year of high school or one of university.

  • A fair amount of people who know that my man needs his due to a full rotator cuff tare they constantly ask for him to sell to them....anyways he let's me buy 10 when he gets them every 3 months and I use them cuz my monthly makes it so I can bairly walk so yea I'm the only one he sells to and he still has more than enough to last some days are better for him

  • Thank you for your work!

  • Richard Sackler? Dick Sackler

  • It’s time to pull out the guillotine

  • The saclkers need to hang from a tree. Only then will we have justice.

  • As a resident of Kentucky, and I am personally missing 4 good friends, 12 associates, and at least 20 people I "used to know", Not to mention, I have been on suboxone the last 11 years, and will be the rest of my days. And I'm one of the LUCKY ones, WHERE DO THEY FUCKING LIVE??? Seriously, WHERE DO THEY FUCKING LIVE?? Oh, we'll get JUSTICE all right. There are MILLIONS of Americans, who has lost someone. Don't worry about me I'm alive, and so is my brother, we were lucky, It's kids growing up without parents, cuz the parents are dead or in jail, they will be the ones to get JUSTICE.

  • The Sackler's should have to forfeit all the money. Let them get a fucking job and pull themselves up by their own boot straps, like they tell us to do.

  • You know what makes me sad? Seeing how much literally 2 years has grayed my boy John’s hair.

    • watchgirls18. com Purdue pharma's headquarters is in my town, it was being vandalized so much by people writing how evil they are that they took their logo off the building to try to hide.

  • John Oliver didn't kill himself !

  • Very unpopular opinion here, but I never could comprehend the absolute contempt for the pharmaceutical companies or families who run this business. It's a fact that opiates are extremely addictive and have the capacity to be dangerous if overdone, this is true, but there is a reason they are prescribed. Because despite the risk, they are so useful for suffering that we use them anyway. I just feel like everyone wants to blame someone when the fact is people need these drugs, and yes, people are going to die because of them, but people NEED them for pain. Now we are in a situation where they are being underperscribed and i myself couldn't get opiates after I was in a car accident and in serious pain.

  • For the record every drug dealer knows what they are making ...

  • John, it's America, a democracy of freedom and enterprise where you growl and roar like an attack chihuahua at the corporations that pay you. Go, bite their ankles, but don't break the skin.

  • BDE

  • Wasn't that Stargate Atlantis' Lucius as Sackler?

  • your country is a joke

  • As a linguistics major, "English major who wasted more time" is...kind of accurate?

  • WHAT A LACK OF STUPIDITY !!

  • That man singing is chaotic evil and I love it lmao

  • If the Sackler family actually cared about their image, they would be trying to fix their mess instead of absolve themselves of blame for it.

  • You should do a video about how those opioids are afghan poppy.

  • get em John

  • Do an episode, on the stupid stuff the PPC Party of canada are saying

  • Those sacklers are going straight to hell. Knowing what they were doing to people, and yet continuing, to make themself rich.

  • Thanks, and welcome. my mind hopefully this all goes before and better than you

  • why is the site down....

  • can you please do a segment on the stock market and how market makers, hedge funds and dark pools are ripping the retail traders off? I feel it would be really informative and a highly rated episode if you did.

  • Money is dirty ... at least concentrated money in the hands of the Establishment criminals. Why do Americans worship these evil people ?

  • Sorry, John, but corporations are people. Dictionary Act. Needs to be fixed; need will be.

  • .

  • I smell shi-te...... yeah definitely shi-te

  • 💨

  • Poop

  • Lol "no billions"

  • That third party release law which lists all the conditions until the beginning of time is absoultely insane! What a massive cop out and scapegoat!

  • #dreamland

  • 10:09 Boom! Linguist fucked with! LOL...best line ever

  • Did I forget the attorneys who deflect and defer the process with full disregard for truth, let alone justice all for the sake of lining their own pockets?

  • But the Sacklers are just the poster children for a host of ethically blind or compromised people. Is there a connection between the 20 yrs and several trillion dollars we spent in Afghanistan, the poppy fields that make the country the number one opium producer in the world, companies owned by the Sacklers and the like, and US doctors prescribing OxyContin for sprained ankles? Hmmmm…..

  • Me-looks for song on i-tunes

  • In absolute NEED of a show like this for my country! I love this show because it is research that is conducted and presented systematically, with a hint of intelligent humor. Tired of watching 'THE NEWS' .

  • From 1999-2019, nearly 500,000 people died from an overdose involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids. Talk about BLOOD MONEY!

  • Oxy is fine and very manageable if used in a responsible manner. it's the abusers that give everything a bad name.

    • @George Kirby also known as "capitalism".

    • @Anton Back It is a horror of unimaginable suffering.

    • Too bad its not in the company's best interests that it is used in a responsible manner, which leads to it being given out in an irresponsible manner, for profit.

  • This piece is incredibly antisemitic. Shame on you John Oliver for harassing a poor, innocent Jewish family.

  • Just looked up Richard Sackler's Early Life on Wikipedia. Needless to say I'm not surprised.

  • This is usually how it is, a guy will get a speeding ticket, and it will ruin his life because of the weird fucking fees some states require you to pay, he will lose everything literally. But if you are a rich guy, you can give up a drop in the fuckiung bucket and get away

  • For profit healthcare will always yield monsters like Purdue. I don’t hold hope we’ll ever change our system either. Humanity cares more about profit than healing.

  • Great vid

  • Don't fuck with Noam!

  • It’s disgusting!

  • John, you splunt, why not talk about say, Martin Shkreli and the firm that still charges 100's per month for a life saving Aids drug, the Vyera Pharmaceuticals all while Martin is removed from and receives nothing, but hmmmm, we prosecuted an investor to remove them from the residuals!!!

  • 1 Fkn Word! Investment. That's right, the Sacklers were investors in a pharma product that alleviates pain, depression and helps people cope with LIFE! Good to See John O, getting big bucks for the zeitgeist spin against the investors. FACT Sacklers being removed from liability has no effect on the continued prescriptions and abuses of Opioids. Thank you CCP for making the drugs cheap for big pharma to import.

  • and some ask why there is a loss of trust in pharma and this disfunctional "system".. lol

  • I worked in rehab from 2005. Thus was coming down the pipeline for a long time

  • I totally agree with John on everything but Lamb Chop. Like the puppet or don’t like the puppet, I don’t care. But Shari Lewis stopped being responsible for anything Lamb Chop says on August 2, 1998, the day of Shari Lewis’s death. Just saying.

  • and it would seem the Woketard Radical Lefties want the U.S. Southern Border wide open to allow even more Fentanyl, Heroin & Meth in.

    • Looks like someone got their hands on some of that good horse de-wormer. 😅😂🤣

  • Better Justice than the DOJ.

  • Big Pharma = Legal drug lords

  • man stuff like this sure makes me wish this were some some sort of... like Supreme Jurisdiction. or something big yah know, like big big.

  • i still don't understand how this show is better than the sacks when you all use the same maha mudras? am i missing something? i am? oh. OK.

  • that video was shot in Orlando right? the sales video?

  • and thats when they actually paid it and deleted it.

  • They got away with it.

  • The Sacklers were granted the immunity. Because that's the country we live in.