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Medical industry an accomplice in opioid epidemic?

December 10, 2019


74 Comments

  • Reply der Jakob ?? March 3, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Yes, they love money more than your life.

  • Reply Ron Lee March 3, 2018 at 2:47 am

    That's because all of congress and the Senate have stock in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Reply kat Mats March 3, 2018 at 2:48 am

    America has tons of opioids arriving in America from other countries. Anyone who has had or given people in pain or dying know how hard it is to just get it filled.

  • Reply ValhalaFiveSix March 3, 2018 at 2:51 am

    This is hysterical propaganda, uh opioids cause a lot of overdoses, they don't bother to distinguish the amount of overdoses from illegal non medical opiates such as heroin and medical prescription. They mix it all in to give the impression that tens of thousands die from prescriptions. That is utter bullshit that physicians are telling people or prescribing opioids, try getting opioids from your family doc…they won't do it. This topic is full of lies, and hysteria and makes it scary for chronic pain patients.

  • Reply Dylan Walsh March 3, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Should big pharma be anymore responsible then the paid off FDA who is suppose to regulate them ? As well open borders for drugs to poor into

  • Reply Katalina S March 3, 2018 at 2:57 am

    They're just the biggest drug dealing criminals on earth. It's disgusting and I hope they meet a just end. Sooner the better.

  • Reply Kristian Besner March 3, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Drugs and Guns are killing America

  • Reply DAWN G March 3, 2018 at 3:01 am

    OxyContin is one of the most dangerous drugs ever made!! I know! I’m in recovery! I live in chronic pain I had to have major back surgery. I have permanent nerve damage. And Oxys made me not only addicted but actually made my pain worse over time! BC your brain just craves more! Oxys should be banned!! The maker of the drug KNEW how harmful they were and lied to government about this!! It’s all about money & the big pharma doesn’t care how many people are killed!!! I’m so happy POTUS TRUMP is doing something about the opioid epidemic!!

  • Reply Cindy Trullinger March 3, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Big Phama! Big Insurance! Doctors get a cut for each pill script filled! We're worth more dead, than alive!

  • Reply Iraq Vet Iraq Vet March 3, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Legalize canabis

  • Reply Michael Rager March 3, 2018 at 3:05 am

    I think a pain management class in high school could help. Teaching in depth, about what pain means. For pain is a good thing. There are reason why we have it. Make children aware, once you start taking pain med's, the longer your on them. The less and less effective they are. For the body adapts to them. I'm in pain every day. But I've learned to under stand. When and where I should take them. And I should never take a pain pill, just so I can feel conferable. Only take them, when there is need to do so! The under standing of what that truly means, is not clear enough for most people i think.

  • Reply Justin B March 3, 2018 at 3:06 am

    I don't care who you are of what kind of personally you have. A person cannot take opiates without becoming physically dependant and I mean quick. No matter who you are they will turn you out.

  • Reply The Traveler March 3, 2018 at 3:10 am

    If people TRULY understood what the pharmaceutical industry has done to us, they would march on their home offices and lynch them all. Just wait til people wake up to the mental pills that they dish out. They cause mental problems, not prevent them. I know plenty of people first hand that I can say that about. Tucker says we are supposed to trust our doctors? Lol! I have news for you folks, NEVER trust a doctor, lawyer, politician or banker. A street thug is more trustworthy.

  • Reply Anthony J. Barton March 3, 2018 at 3:11 am

    I still blame NP PA and Doctors

  • Reply HMQ March 3, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Well, der. Yes.

  • Reply Nal March 3, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Calling them accomplices would be putting it mildly.

  • Reply ALL is illuszun March 3, 2018 at 3:13 am

    These types of associations are in place to support and give validity to the industry. Period. Money rules!

  • Reply Fla sun March 3, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Was on hydrocodon 20 years for chronic pain. 1 X in the morning and 1 X afternoon. Then all of a sudden NO More scripts for it and resorted to aliev , motion, Tylenol aspirin and NOW have gut problems on top of chronic pain. Thanks for nothing! Not everybody becomes skid row addicts Aholes! Some people took medicine as prescribed and lived happy productive lives. So what! It's a cheap bandaid for pain and no severe side effects. But, damn it worked. Btw, didn't HAVE to take the afternoon pill unless needed. Addicts will be addicts no matter how you reformulate Niquill, Sudafed and baby proof the world. Just make pot LEAGAL for them and bring back my damn pain pills PLEASE.
    Refuse to take their other designer drugs that you have to take with a list of SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS.
    I believe in pharmaceuticals!

  • Reply Ta-mater March 3, 2018 at 3:18 am

    I have been in pain for the last 2 years and my doctor refuses to give me any pain medication my problem will not go away it grows worse but my doctor doesn't care that I hurt. because of the drug problem I cannot get pain meds!

  • Reply Ta-mater March 3, 2018 at 3:19 am

    I do not want strong meds just enough to knock the edge off so that I can function and sleep!

  • Reply Travis March 3, 2018 at 3:26 am

    That was a prepared statement. They would never look behind the curtain . To much money is piled in the way to see.

  • Reply Blessed Awareness Through Prayer March 3, 2018 at 3:28 am

    They also place people on antidepressants after they were addicted to opoids knowing the brain knows no difference and keeps feeding the persons addictive cravings. So they got their dollars covered while keeping people addicted and antidepressants take months to leave the system. They know it. Viscous cycle ruining people's lives and futures.

  • Reply Light Dancing March 3, 2018 at 3:29 am

    This joker is stuttering with hesitation because he doesn't even believe what he is saying. In other words, he's lying.

  • Reply DeMeaning Plebny March 3, 2018 at 3:32 am

    People in severe pain are thankful for effective pain meds. People who abuse the substances are reaping the consequences.

  • Reply ctwatcher March 3, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Heads of the World Cartel, yeah I'd say they're guilty.

  • Reply Diane Merwin March 3, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Excuses excuses excuses
    No Accountability.

  • Reply maxicosis March 3, 2018 at 3:44 am

    What BS , opiod addiction had been known for millennia for gods sake, remember the opium wars, thousand of years they have known. It is opiod drugs that are addictive, they are physically addictive, if you don't get another tablet your body puts you through hell. These doctors are State sanctioned drug dealers for the ruling elite that control the global drug trade.

  • Reply ThrummerOfLove March 3, 2018 at 4:17 am

    The bigest serial killers in the country.

  • Reply I 'A M' U March 3, 2018 at 4:28 am

    I had a lung surgery in 2011 and was in the hospital for 2 months, once i got out i was already addicted physically. I had pain for about 6 months and then i get lost if I was in pain or I was mentally addicted. That was easy with just hardship and barely help from anywhere. Thank God for my family and a doctor that talked to me 2 years later and was a big influence in me deciding to go cold turkey. After 2 months of bad withdrawals I woke up one day feeling alive and so good that it was over with and every day since than I am grateful for everything. Life is such a beautiful magical thing. I try to share my story in hopes it will help someone make that decision to stop.

  • Reply SB SB March 3, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Unfortunately THE Product Sell Itself

  • Reply Blocked User March 3, 2018 at 5:20 am

    The Doctors love getting you hooked on this garbage . It guarantees a monthly visit . They don't give a crap about anything but the payments on the Lexus

  • Reply KnightInShiningASMR March 3, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Tucker,when the ads for opioids are on the Fox live stream,there are all kinds of warnings,but not many,if any,warnings about possible opioid addiction resulting from use of the product.Do you remember the class actions against tobacco companies for not warning smokers that cigarettes caused cancer? Why not have class actions by families who lost a family member to opioid addiction,against the drug companies and doctors,for not warning users of possible addiction and o.d's?

  • Reply fondoftheduh March 3, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I live in Ky. yes. people went to pain clinics to get these.
    investigate those Dr's.
    Some people were in pain and took Dr's advice. some addicts or dealers shopped those places.
    I never saw one of those pain clinics that was not run by pakistani or Muslim Dr's.
    Maybe it was a sneaky Jehad.

  • Reply R Athey March 3, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Doctor's have become legalized dope dealers, they tried to get my 17 nephew to take opioids. They gave him a 2 month supply. Luckily he didn't take it because he'd seen what it can do. He's still playing football no thanks to the doc and big pharma.

  • Reply ScottKipple March 3, 2018 at 5:50 am

    there was massive, massive diversion of pills to the streets….Florida was the very last state to sign a prescription opioid monitoring database into law. Jeb Bush didn't want it. South Florida had pain management clinics and pill mills everywhere. If you need 100,000 doses of pain meds to treat everyone in a region, yet they order 10,000,000 doses, why else would they allow that to happen for a decade before they started to really take action?? $$$$$$

  • Reply tooth decay March 3, 2018 at 6:33 am

    whats up with tucker? ive been agreeing with him the past few days. is he becoming more sane or am i becoming more insane?!

  • Reply N Cisco 78 March 3, 2018 at 7:21 am

    I call bullshit, trusting the pharmaceutical companies is no different from trusting the tobacco companies.

  • Reply MadMikeandhisHat March 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Kinda funny how people can't see the parallels between this situation and gun manufacturers/NRA

  • Reply Unknown March 3, 2018 at 7:31 am

    I am sorry .I am in constant pain.i don't abuse my pain meds.i think people have addictive personality.i think they are not holding people responsible.just like pills,guns,overeating,ect.no one takes responsibility let's just blame everyone else.look up death alley it will make you sick on the 3rd of each month with government checks they buy drugs.with our money.then blame the drug companies.what a joke.

  • Reply Joseph Palumbo Palumbo March 3, 2018 at 9:46 am

    It's not the opoid that's killing the people . It's the secondary and tertiary drugs taken with the opoid. Such as Xanax alcohol. A ND Valium .plus there was nobody to teach these kids . Also they are gluttons .asked the pundits how many died from just opiod .very low .over two hundred thousand have died so far .not fro oxycodone but from heroin.only thirty three hundred died from the oxycodone .when the feds busted the doctors the doctors threw their patients to the winds.they we're sick no oxycodone s ok they went for the heroin not to be sick .that's when the dying started .sixty seven thousand last year alone .when the gov. Touches something people die . This time big time …………..JPUSA.

  • Reply nenanuka March 3, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Pharma us guilty they need to be prosecuted, along with this looser.

  • Reply d. a. Will March 3, 2018 at 11:16 am

    And How many other legal Drugs ???

  • Reply Fla sun March 3, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Tucker doesn't consider that Not all people with severe daily chronic pain suffer more without a low side effect and very effective pill would do.

  • Reply Sanford Willis March 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    For all who do not know, the biggest mob bosses in your land are: PHARMACEUTICAL, INSURANCE, WEAPONS (WAR), ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Reply lolang 1111 March 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Yes the medical industrial complex is to blame, along with big pharma and the bonus checks given to doctors that prescribe them…… allegedly

  • Reply Woodsman Whitesmith March 3, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    thats like asking if the mexican cartels are part of the cocaine problem ……

  • Reply C5Ron7 March 3, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    They have gone TOO FAR with this "Opioid Epidemic" bullshit!!! I recently had Major Surgery and the STRONGEST PAIN Medication given me was "TYLENOL", hardly a remedy for Severe Pain! Doctors are AFRAID to prescribe Good Pain Management Medication because of all these people Crying WOLF!!! I've had many surgeries since Vietnam and normally given a decent Pain Relief Medication BUT NO MORE! Now it is DEAL WITH IT Bullshit! I can only HOPE these people have to go through what I just went through because of them CRYING WOLF, let THEM DEAL WITH THE PAIN! It is actually debilitating trying to deal with severe pain and attempt doing anything else but lay on the sofa whining on the inside because there is NOTHING you can do about it! Maybe hit the streets, IF you know where to go and I don't! :((

  • Reply MadWillyLove March 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Natural selection … leave it alone

  • Reply Jeannie Beier March 3, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Yes they are responsible! Doctors get bonuses for prescribing medicines of all kinds ! They're not even listening to the patient anymore about what's really wrong .

  • Reply Dave Gordon March 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Morphine is very good for pain, not as addicting and much cheaper. But no money in it

  • Reply ashley schaeffer March 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Nra an accomplice in mass shootings? if not, neither is big pharma to blame

  • Reply Robert Fields March 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    There is no blame to go around, hooked on drugs? It's your fault dumbass.

  • Reply Kay Kay March 3, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    yet we make a big stink about a weed that actually helps people. Logic of america.

  • Reply Henry James Pryor Jr. March 3, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    A epidemic made by big pharma. Kept alive by Afghan poppies!!!! Guarded by our troops!!!!!! Just another problem brought to you by GOVERNMENT! looking to take all rights away!

  • Reply THREES SIXES & NINES March 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Nationwide Cannabis Legalization will be the most beneficial.

  • Reply MrLaTEchno Reality,Stop Fake News. March 3, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Responsibility starts by the parents to show your kids what is wrong and what is good.Drugs related medi needs more eye's to prevent wrong use of those drugs related medication But black marked medications are also a big problem so you need thee also eye's!……and the greedy doctor that have a loose hand needs to put out of a job as doctor………..for life in my eye's..and for those ads stop today ….Drug's will destroy you/us.

  • Reply jack mehoff March 3, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Big Pharm created this mess to make money, now people with Real pain pays the price & suffers. I`m 58 with severe arthritis, I live in pain 24/7 and pretty much confined indoors.

  • Reply Matt wolffram March 3, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Doctors are as guilty as the corner dope boy

  • Reply Take back America March 4, 2018 at 12:31 am

    You ceo are my target!

  • Reply scrumsey March 4, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Just as law abiding gun owners are not responsible for mass killings, manufacturers and law abiding doctors are not responsible for losers who take recreational drugs.

  • Reply Samuel Boles March 4, 2018 at 3:05 am

    You r a lier tucker and fuck you. I support the docter and tucker is lieing. Lies lies lies.

  • Reply Samuel Boles March 4, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Any one who takes med more than 6 months is addicted. And i am paralised on my left side my whole left side is gone and i will take med for the rest of my life

  • Reply Samuel Boles March 4, 2018 at 3:11 am

    I get drug tested for going to the docter and i have comitted no crime. But im treated like a criminal because im handicapped or paralised to the point where ill never be the same so people abuse all kinds of things thats on them not on us

  • Reply Spike March 4, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Tucker, just last night I heard you argue that " people kill people, not guns ". Very sensible and in my opinion true. But, then tonight I hear you remove personal responsibility from the argument and blame "opioids". By the way there are classes of opioids, and pain patients, as the good doctor attempted to enlighten you, each requires a different level of management. Same with pain patients. I've still not seen a study that differs from the original study that showed less than 1% of pain patients prescribed opioids, develop an addiction.  I've had two nephews die from overdose, both heroin. Yes, an opioid but not one supplied by the pharmaceutical industry. As teenagers both started with marijuana. Took them less than ten years to progress to heroin and then less than 15 to O.D.

  • Reply Filip Skotnica March 4, 2018 at 8:58 am

    1:26 Tucker's face was like : "Oh, really…"

  • Reply Glory Bell March 4, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Democrats talk like at zombie stupidity

  • Reply KILL THERAPY March 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks Tips. How about some new, news

  • Reply Owen Beach March 5, 2018 at 12:31 am

    They,re addictive and kill. Do doctors prescribe cigarettes?

  • Reply grantspassage March 5, 2018 at 12:41 am

    What is the Question???

  • Reply The1LastPatriot March 5, 2018 at 12:47 am

    I bought a "Mr. teeter" inversion table from "Amazon" for less than $200 and no more pain management necessary! After years of addiction, pain and Meds all gone… "6 slipped disks, 3 of which are herniated". Drug free after decades! Yay!!!

  • Reply Killjoy Sanchez March 5, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Government approved , medical industry approved , insurance industry approved and big pharma. Got to wonder why all them fight against anything to help people get away from opioid.

  • Reply Kathleen March 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I think there needs to be an indepth look at the medical industry. Especially the way they withdraw certain medications as a power tool for power.

  • Reply jawas stole my droid March 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Ever since Trump took office, all I hear about is this opioid "epidemic" and it's got me thinking… Maybe what this "epidemic" needs is a guy in office who doesn't constantly make me wish I was high. Trump BROKE Megyn Kelly. Some could argue that was severe pain. Maybe not, but my argument stands as is: Get rid of Trump, and opioid use may go down. I wish I was more than half joking.

  • Reply vince taylor November 30, 2018 at 3:24 am

    We dont have a opioid crisis we have a stupidity crisis. . if you take more than prescribed and die its no ones fault but your own. Its like the garbage takeing its self out

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