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Bernie On America’s Opioid Epidemic And ‘What Matters’ To 2020 Democratic Voters | NBC Nightly News

December 10, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply Unkel Faka November 20, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Heroin in a pill. Good luck trying to stop that government business.

  • Reply Brandon Brimm November 20, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Bernie will always just be a good competitor. They won't let him be President.

  • Reply Josif Maracine November 20, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Doesn’t Breadline Bernie want to legalize drugs ?

  • Reply Maya Monserrat November 20, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Didn't USA invasion of Afghanistan deliberately increased the opium cultivation and traffic in said country?

  • Reply Derrick Seals November 20, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Bernie 2020!

  • Reply chekk onetwo November 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

    A blind man is more in touch with his surroundings then this multi million dollar clown. Just die already ?

  • Reply 420 420 November 20, 2019 at 11:41 am

    a socialist and fake news walk into a capitalist country….

  • Reply huckle berry November 20, 2019 at 11:50 am

    America will never be a socialist nation

  • Reply Shnaz Fangler November 20, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Gun grabber dems are the biggest threat to our people. The fact that they have you brainwashed with so much misinformation lies and deceit is scary.

  • Reply PinFish53 November 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Sue NBC for Lying and Fraud, Start a Massive Law Suit

  • Reply PinFish53 November 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Sue Bernie Sanders for Lying and Fraud

  • Reply Mark Wood November 20, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Hows the 3 estates and a Ferrari and his wifes bank bailout going you fukn moron.

  • Reply Tom Mull November 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    If you stupid Democrats would close the southern border and close the loopholes the opiate epidemic would be solved.

  • Reply Servant to Be November 20, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Glorify the drugs and violence culture…toss in a psychopathic commitment to identity and gender hatred…and you get chemical dependency…of course they are victims

  • Reply Project Scoop 601 November 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Keep suing the pharmaceutical companies and you expect prescription prices to come down? This clown is not too bright.

  • Reply Venom Snake November 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Bernie's plan is to bankrupt those companies through Socialism

  • Reply countryman usn November 20, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Screw Bernie Sanders. srew all of the Democrats. I pay enough in taxes you leftist dictators try to raise my taxes and I'll pay nothing. I like guns and I will not give them up. I am not one of your left wing sheep that desire to be subjugated and controlled by an incompetent federal government……. men are men and women are women it's not interchangeable. All these authoritarian Democrats talk about is taxing more and banning stuff.

  • Reply John Quinn November 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Is there not a coloration between americas De industrilisation and the upswing og opioid abuse. Thanks democraps, opioid addiction another failed democrap project.

  • Reply Henry Townshed November 20, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Fantasy land, the pharmaceutical industry is so greedy, you expect them to just give up their money? They killed people for that money. How many people died? You think they're just going to give up their blood Money? Ok.

    Human greed is too strong

  • Reply BubblewrapHighway November 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    TRY CANNABIS AND PSILOCYBIN! Psychedelic mushrooms repair damaged nueral pathways and create new ones, especially stacked with lion's mane and niacin.

    Study fungus!

  • Reply Grey Hat November 20, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    ???Pete Buttigieg???

  • Reply Tom Mallard November 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Society must LEGALIZE POT for recreational use nationally to almost instantly end the opiod crisis and everyone knows it's profitable.

    So, Big Pharma and drug cartels make laws, and was it Bayer-Monsanto who added trying to GMO pot and control the rec market to maintain the Fed policy cracking down on growers?

    First try killed 2 soldiers, the agenda still in power vs a 5000yr old, selectively bred medicinal plant that heals psychologically and physical health.

  • Reply DR NO November 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    I thought Bernie Sanders died?
    Well he looks like he did

  • Reply Jeff Lectka November 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Sweet. Thanks for getting on board with the President, Bernie.

  • Reply Patricia Estell November 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Prescription drugs or illegals drugs from over the border? Are you going to tax the cartels Bernie, let’s open the borders and bring in more drugs.

  • Reply Amber Elliott November 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Umm, I think they got the numbers wrong on purpose, shame on you NBC ?

  • Reply Boo Garcia November 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Now he cares!! Riding Trump's skirt tails!! The man that had his first job when he was in his 40s!! And has been in politics for years! Done nothing for American black, brown ommunity!! And took Hillary's buy out in 2016. How quickly Democrats forget! But when you have a brain the size of a pea!!! What do you expect!!!!

  • Reply Mahir Rahman November 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    #Bernie2020

  • Reply Ross Harris November 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Heroin*epidemic since the 60'$……CIA, U.S. Military, Congress unto the present. The Taliban had reduced the business 60%?? But the illegal war and U.S. Military, and CIA cranked it up again.

  • Reply Shaun B November 20, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    What it means to Democrats… more deceased voters voting democrat this year

  • Reply R T November 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Still doesn't understand it's a cartel problem not a prescription problem. Just lost my vote. Hope he doesn't win the primary, dems will lose again.

  • Reply Rose Treiger November 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    MSM 200 a year not a month. Dance beaches dance for your socialist commies overlords. Lie till ya die. Except you killed yourself. MSM morons.

  • Reply ron reid November 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Getting rich while Americans get poor

  • Reply Jack Jay November 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    All in. For him. But if America is stupid.. I will vote for democrat

    I am never ?

  • Reply Randy Lafferty November 20, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Why haven't the people movolv cocktail the news media offices yet?

  • Reply Jacob Maddux November 20, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    VOTE FOR BERNIE, A MAN WHO CARES ABOUT THE LITTLE PEOPLE

  • Reply That’s Just Crazy Talk November 20, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Burnout Bernie, Communist piece of sh*t. What matters to America is that this asshat never becomes President.

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  • Reply Jake Jonesy November 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    How about you differentiate between opioids from doctors and fentanyl laced heroine stupid news people

  • Reply Casale Smith November 20, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    So Medicare for all. I pay 140 a month now. And he thinks a family of six should pay that per person. And pay up to 200 a month for drugs. You people are fools.

  • Reply nlitenurmind November 20, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    If Bernie gains any ground, Hitlery will have to step back in LOL

  • Reply Justin Cartwright November 20, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Good to see fake news is still fake. Nice statistics that you so obviously double checked being right. Oh wait.

  • Reply ReverendDagwood November 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    200$ a year, actually. another attempt to smear bernie and deny the american people their due! Furthermore, if the heartless drug pushing pharma lobbyists complain they wont have money for R&D, i suppose we should keep our hundreds of millions the taxpayers routinely grant them for said research; only to be gouged under the pretext of the drugs "copyrights." The R&D is funded by the people, it's OUR copyrights and OUR human right to have OUR life saving medication as we need it!
    SANDERS for life 2020! To OUR health.

  • Reply Taylor Libby November 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I honestly care less about punishing the pharm industry than I do about just stopping the problem. I've lost too many people that I love already. I love Bernie too, but I don't see where his plan even starts to do that.

  • Reply myname ismud November 20, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Let’s stop phentanyl coming from China let’s stop heroin at our southern border first, this could easily be done w the will. They keep blaming prescription drugs for the deaths but it’s not it’s heroin and phentanyl that is responsible. I am a recovering addict myself

  • Reply Fightback27 November 20, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    People CHOOSE not to do the research on the drugs.

    People CHOOSE to keep taking the drugs even though they don’t need to take it any more.

    People CHOOSE to become addicted to drugs.

    Under Medicare for All my father a retired USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant who currently works for NSA would lose his current healthcare plan. The price for my dad’s healthcare would increase. His quality of care would decrease. The VA system already run by the government treats him like crap.

    If you work for the federal government then you only pay once a year for your healthcare. Medicare for All would not only increase the price of healthcare for government employees but quality would go down. And 180 million Americans would lose their jobs.

  • Reply VIII Elstaroth PaganGrinder VIII November 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Bernie "I have 3 house's but white folks don't know what poverty is" Sanders.

  • Reply Just Looking November 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Bernie's face & voice makes many people want to use Opiods.

  • Reply lokiloki861 November 20, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Holy crap Bernie looks like he has has aged like 15 years …..I haven't seen him in public since the heart attack.

  • Reply 5KindsOfSmoke November 20, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Cursed are the weak.

  • Reply screaming meme November 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    ? and thats one payer?

    Why wouldnt that mother who's son was NOT in cancer Remission not given pain medication? Slashed up the context here a bit too much in this "story". Not news.

  • Reply Jamie Long November 20, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    If you don't know the risks of using opioids by this point, you get what you deserve

  • Reply David S November 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I will never vote Democrat. I refuse to condone post birth abortion and organ harvesting of the murdered babies………………………………….. unless of course those babies are over the age of 18 and voted Democrat. In that case they are fine with it, let their voices be heard and their vote count for something.

  • Reply Jane Pappas November 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    No one would pay more than $200.00 a YEAR under Sanders' plan, not per month.

  • Reply Ashish Patel November 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    $200 per year (not per month).
    #NBC got it wrong, again.

  • Reply Shawn November 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Say it loud say it proud!
    Bernie for president!

  • Reply Sean Cain November 20, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    The party has one foot in venture capitalism and one foot in the federal government.

  • Reply Mad Patriot November 20, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    they hooked us with legal opiates , to turn us loose into the hands of the cartels they clandestinely control

  • Reply Patrick Martin November 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    NBC Got it wrong yet again. It is $200 a year!!! #Bernie2020

  • Reply Pinkie Love November 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    bernie needs to retire already.

  • Reply Gamer Historian November 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Trump 2020!!

  • Reply Dr. Hambone November 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Deep pockets Sanders

  • Reply Rob Brown November 20, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I am voting for Bernie. I know he has always and will always be working for working and middle class people. I trust him to be there for us. God bless Senator Sanders.

  • Reply EGH181 November 20, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Unfortunately the opioid epidemic is being taken out on elderly American citizens. I think it’s because they lost the drug war, they want to retain size of the DEA and other organizations so they suddenly focus on this. It’s all about money and the size of organizations

  • Reply Axle Gallardo November 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    I want to know your biased thoughts on Andrew Yang. Please be as biased as you possibly can whilst you explain why Americans shouldn't vote for Yang.

    I'm a Filipino btw.

  • Reply Irida 4 November 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    No more than 200$/year, not MONTH…get it right NBC!! #Bernie2020

  • Reply Sam Javadian November 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    #BERNIE2020

  • Reply The Devils Playground November 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Bernie Sanders is a HYPOCRITE POS Why don't take some of your ''8 Million Net Worth'' and donate it to charity……Sorry Progressives this FRAIL seventy nine year old man with a bad hear will not be the Nominee…..Maybe you can dig up his rotting corpse for the 2028 Election…………..

  • Reply Dianna Skare November 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: A CAP ON CAPITALISM, NO EXTREME WEALTH HOARDING (like the Unfettered capitalism we have today!) Workers and Industry working together with Communities to have a Sustainable Fair Market for All, NOT JUST CORPORATE WEALTH! The Health and Education of American People as an Investment in FUTURE GROWTH IN THIS COUNTRY!! Bernie Sanders has had more Bills and Legislations signed and Passed then ONLY ONE OTHER PERSON! Known as the Amendment King in DC because he will try very hard and Usually succeed in finding a way to talk to all sides to form amendments for workers, poor, or human rights, YOU HAVE TO RESEARCH ALL HE HAS WRITTEN, SPONSORED OR PASSED OFF TO OTHERS BECAUSE SANDERS ONLY NEEDED RESULTS NOT RECOGNITION!

  • Reply Darlene McHugh November 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Nbc I was going to resubscribe to you, but saying $200 a month instead of a year is despicable!

  • Reply Calvin Mayer November 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Amateur hour at NBC. $200/YEAR, not /MONTH.
    What will be most telling is whether they correct their mistake or not.

  • Reply DWJR-07 November 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    THIS IS WHAT ANDREW YANG IS SEEING!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA…VOTE ANDREW YANG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Future of Work: A VICE Special Report (Full Episode)….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iaKHeCKcq4

  • Reply Hugo Egas November 21, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Bernie is communist and socialist we know by history that don't work.
    Look Russia ended Cuba say but tourist Bolivia it president get exit it country it just doesn't work.

  • Reply Captain Creation November 21, 2019 at 4:10 am

    shut up bernie just go away, sanders is a scam

  • Reply Kaffekaffe Kaffe November 21, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Bernie all the way ❤️?

  • Reply Isaac Padilla November 21, 2019 at 5:36 am

    4 million strong? #Bernie2020

  • Reply RBG AOC November 21, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Bernie is so wise and straightforward and just what America needs!! #Bernie2020

  • Reply Joe Mincey November 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    It's mostly young, white people because you took away all their hope and you raided and stripped their country bare. You destroyed religion and the family. You shipped all of their careers overseas. You told them they are evil because they were born white. And you told them they have no home by letting foreign hordes invade their land. They have no hope, no joy, no love. What you better hope for is that they don't all wake up and realize what you've done and turn on you at once. As for me, I can't wait for that show.

  • Reply Rob Brown November 21, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I know Bernie has always been on the side of American workers, on the side of our unions, and on the side of those who work for a living. I am voting for Bernie. Thank you for your reply and support.

    By the way, have you seen this JFK speech from 1962 where he was calling for universal health care, what Bernie calls Medicare For All.

    This is powerful stuff:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQhr9BcaaA

  • Reply Jimmy Page November 22, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Bolshevik Bernie voters are on opioids

  • Reply Lars Honeytoast November 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Bernie 2020… and beyond!!!

  • Reply Lars Honeytoast November 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

    My doctor prescribed a medication. Went to get it filled only to be asked to hand over $3,000 ?

  • Reply IMPORTANT INFORMATION November 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I am hoping that someone can answer me when the amtrack train arrives?

  • Reply Shanna Sweger November 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    I can't wait to see the look on these establishment hacks faces when Bernie wins the nomination.

  • Reply Layne Matz-Nelson 2022 November 23, 2019 at 1:36 am

    WHY COULDNT THEY LET BERNIE SPEKA FOR HIMSELF?

  • Reply Hindukush November 23, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Tell everyone everything is going to be free and they will follow. Lemmings are a part of Society and you Bernie tards are lemmings. Bernie is a hick from Vermont and his family is on the take from his name. Jane Sanders his wife bankrupted Burlington College. 185 students and she was given a 200k golden parachute when she was booted out. That is 1100.00 dollars from each student/parent that Jane and her weasel husband took from the public. They are con artists working the social justice system for a profit. Scammers…………………. Making America Vermont Again 1845 style………………

  • Reply Isaac inkout November 24, 2019 at 12:46 am

    #Mexicans4trump

  • Reply Antonio White November 24, 2019 at 3:04 am

    YA REAL SMART! LET TREAT ALL CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS LIKE CRIMINALS! MAYBE THAT'S WHY SOME PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT

  • Reply atom November 24, 2019 at 4:46 am

    more fake news! ?☝️

  • Reply TCt83067695 November 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Lol Bernie's clapback game is on point.
    Ofcourse they will be able to find a little bit of change for research

  • Reply Jim November 25, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Feel the BURN! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2d3DMC6qyg

  • Reply couche tard November 25, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Harry Smith worked for CBS and NBC, neither want Bernie to win. He's part of the media elite that are threatened if Bernie wins. Too bad even the older demographic is getting wise to their straight-up lies regarding Bernie and his platform. When will the media learn, you play the same game twice, you get four more years of Trump. Bernie is the only candidate that beats him. Part of the reason why we're in this mess is because places like NBC News gave Trump a platform thinking he wouldn't win and they were wrong. They will be wrong again.

  • Reply couche tard November 25, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Don't ask for NBC to retract, it's too late. It aired. People saw it and believed their misinformation. The best anyone who supports Bernie is to help spread the grassroots movement. Do not depend on the media or let them choose your candidate. Bring people together for civilized discourse, even if you don't agree, it's part of finding some common ground. NBC is a business, a big one with power that, like most of the soon out-moded formats of media, wants ratings and wants to sow divisiveness. They're just as bad as the Russians and trying to conjure up a second red scare, as if McCarthyism was good for anyone.

  • Reply Projectheureka November 25, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Ultra right-wing fascistic America-dominated Big Pharma and Monsanto ARE the new IG Farben! And AEI is a murderous fascistic American Nazi propaganda organization!

    Here in Ohio Valley there are concrete evidences that the very same criminal genocidal Opioids Big Pharma also secretly paid right-wing career politicians, criminal Doctors .religious Hospitals in particular, a part of the U.S. police and even parts of the U.S. media to spread the for the racist white nationalist NRA Republican Mafia- beneficial lies of Marijuana as a dangerous entry-drug and of Mexican."HEROIN"-dealers to distract from their collective fascistic chemical mass murder crimes.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-purdue-pharma-media-playbook-how-it-planted-the-opioid-anti-story

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/22/rudy-giuliani-opioid-epidemic-oxycontin-purdue-pharma

    See you in all Courts any time you wish my dear American Enterprise Institute, you hideously mass murdering religious jingoistic ALEC Republican-Nazi sociopAths.

    Godless Best,
    A.E.
    Projectheureka LLC

  • Reply Nicky November 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Bernie2020!

  • Reply Nicky November 25, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Don't know whether to like for Bernie or dislike for the inaccurate portrayal of his policies…

  • Reply Irock Luculent November 26, 2019 at 12:41 am

    HOLY S^^T!! MSM gave a Bernie story almost TWO MINUTES of airtime, and only got one major fact wrong (to his disadvantage). This is great progress.

  • Reply Melinda Berryman November 26, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Bernie better legalize marijuana AS PROMISED!!!!! Let us hold him accountable on that (if elected)

  • Reply Tim P November 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Hmmm ??? Funny how this wasn't an issue until Pres Trump Shined a Light On It !!!! Opioids !!! Go Away Old Fart Bernie !!!!

  • Reply Grey Hat November 27, 2019 at 1:00 am

    ???Pete Buttigieg  2020???

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