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Why America’s Opioid Epidemic Won’t Get Better

December 12, 2019


THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO
RAVAGE HUGE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND THE QUESTION STILL REMAINS:
HOW IS IT THAT THE DRUG INDUSTRY WAS ABLE TO SELL SO MANY OF
THESE PILLS IN AN UNMITIGATED FASHION? WELL INTO INVESTIGATIVE
REPORT, AN INCREDIBLE ONE DONE BY 60 MINUTES IN THE WASHINGTON
POST SHOWS A THEME THAT IS ALL TOO COMMON IN AMERICAN POLITICS. CORRUPTION, THE REVOLVING DOOR POLITICS, LOBBYING, AND A PROFIT
MOTIVE THAT LED INDIVIDUALS TO SUPPORT THE SALE OF THESE DRUGS,
THE UNMITIGATED SALE OF THIS DRUGS FOR PROFIT OVER THE LIVES
OF ALL THESE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DIED. NOW, THE STORY IS
CRAZY BECAUSE IT TALKS ABOUT HOW LAWMAKERS IN CONGRESS
UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD STRIP THE
DEA OF ITS ABILITY TO SUSPEND A QUESTIONABLE AND SUSPICIOUS
NARCOTICS SALES IN THE WAY THAT THEY DID THAT IS THEY RECEIVED A
TON OF MONEY FROM THESE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES AND
FROM DISTRIBUTORS SO THEY COULD STRIP THE DEA OF ANY POWER THAT
IT HAD TO REGULATE AND ENFORCE LAWS TO PREVENT THE OVERUSE AND
THE OVER DISTRIBUTION OF OPIOIDS. ACCORDING TO THE PIECE: SO
WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT WAS
THE NEW LEGISLATION AND WHAT DID IT DO TO STRIP THE DEA OF ITS
POWER? SO ESSENTIALLY, IN THE
BEGINNING, IF THE DEA SAW THAT THERE WERE DRUG DISTRIBUTORS
DISTRIBUTING A SON OF OPIOID PILLS TO A SPECIFIC PHARMACY,
THEY WOULD IMMEDIATELY FREEZE THAT TYPE OF TRANSACTION IN
ORDER TO INVESTIGATE TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WASN’T ANYTHING
ILLEGAL OR DANGEROUS GOING ON THOUGHTS WILL CONGRESS PASSED
LEGISLATION THAT CHANGE THE BURDEN OF PROOF NECESSARY FOR
THE DEA TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT SO THINK ABOUT IT AS THE DIFFERENCE
OF A PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE TO BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. THERE’S A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO BURDEN OF PROOF THERE
AND THEY MADE IT SO DIFFICULT THAT IT WAS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE
FOR THE DEA TO STEP IN AND FREEZE OR SUSPEND THESE DRUG
SALES. JUST TWO THINGS THERE
ALREADY. ONE IS THE ONLY REASON YOU DO THAT IS YOU WANT TO
MAKE SURE THE DRUGS KEEP FLOWING. THE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE
A PROFIT MOTIVE HERE. THEY WANT TO SELL MORE DRUGS. SO WHAT DO
THEY DO? THEY DO WHAT IS LOGICAL. THEY GO AND BUY OFF
AMERICAN POLITICIANS SO THEY CAN CHANGE THE RULES TO ALLOW THEM
TO DO THAT AT A GREATER RATE. THE DRUG COMPANIES AND THE
NUMBER ONE CONTRIBUTORS TO POLITICIANS IN AMERICA. MORE
THAN THE OIL COMPANIES, THE BANKS, AND THEY ARE THE BIGGEST
PRACTITIONERS OF CRONY CAPITALISM DOS OF THE STORY IS
AMAZING, BUT THEY ALSO DO IN OTHER WAYS THAT THEY HAVE
EXTENDED THAT MONOPOLY FROM FIVE YEARS TO 12 ON SOME OF THESE
DRUGS. THEY DON’T ALLOW US, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO
NEGOTIATE FOR LOWER DRUG PRICES FOR MEDICARE. THAT IS INSANE. THAT $1 MILLION THAT THEY INVEST WINDS UP GETTING GREAT RETURN ON
INVESTMENT, BUT THE DEGREE TO WHICH OUR POLITICIANS ARE
CROOKED IS UNFORTUNATELY INDESCRIBABLE, BECAUSE
YOU KNOW THE RESULTS. IT IS NOT LIKE ANYBODY VOTING ON
THAT BILL DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIGGER
FLOW OF DRUGS AND IT WAS GOING TO AFFECT MORE PEOPLE AND
LEAD TO MORE ADDICTION BUT THEY ARE LIKE YES, BUT
THEY DID NOT PAY ME. THESE GUYS PAID ME. PRIVATE FINANCING OF ELECTIONS
LEADS TO POLITICIANS WORKING FOR PRIVATE INTERESTS. AND THIS CASE, THE DRUG
COMPANIES. WE SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED WHEN
THEY SELL IS OUT ON THEIR BEHALF TO. EXACTLY AND I WANT TO BE
CLEAR ABOUT SOMETHING. THIS WAS NOT LEGISLATION THAT CONGRESS
UNANIMOUSLY PASSED SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT
CONGRESS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED IN APRIL 2016. 2016, SO THIS WAS
RECENT IN NEWS OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC WAS ALREADY MAKING
HEADLINES. PEOPLE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. LIVES
ARE ALREADY BEING DESTROYED BECAUSE OF THE OVER DISTRIBUTION
AND OVER PRESCRIPTION OF THESE TYPES OF DRUGS. NOW A JUDGE WHO
IS ESSENTIALLY TALKING ABOUT THIS AND IS WRITING ABOUT THIS
FOR A LAW REVIEW JOURNAL SAID THE FOLLOWING: HE ALSO SAYS: SO TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE MORE
INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THIS NEW LEGISLATION DOES, WHAT THIS NEW
LAW DOES SINCE IT IS NOT LEGISLATION ANYMORE. AGAIN, THEY
UNANIMOUSLY PASSED IT. NOW THE REASON WHY WE KNOW
ABOUT THIS IS BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN A WHISTLEBLOWER WHO USED TO
WORK FOR THE DEA. HIS NAME IS JOE AND HE USED TO
RUN THE DEA’S OFFICE OF DIVERSION CONTROL AND SO HE FOCUSED
PRIMARILY ON PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG
ABUSE AND HE SAW WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE PROPERTY AGGRESSIVELY TO
STOP THIS TYPE OF LEGISLATION AND UNFORTUNATELY, HE WAS
UNSUCCESSFUL SO NOW HE IS SPEAKING UP ABOUT IT. THERE IS NO SITUATION WHERE IF
OUR REPRESENTATIVES ACTUALLY RESENTED US THEY WOULD SAY YOU
KNOW WHAT, WE JUST RANDOMLY THINK DRUG COMPANIES SHOULD BE
ABLE TO SET ANY PRICE THEY LIKE AND THAT WE SHOULDN’T BE ABLE TO
NEGOTIATE ON BEHALF OF AMERICANS. THAT IS NOT A
SITUATION THAT EXISTS IN THE WORLD. THE ONLY REASON YOU DO
THAT IS BECAUSE YOU WERE OWNED BY THEM AND BY THE WAY, THE
HAPPENED UNDER BUSH BUT ALSO HAPPEN UNDER OBAMA AND THIS IS
DURING THE OBAMA YEARS IN BOTH PARTIES OFTEN PLAY ALONG WITH
THAT SO HERE THEY ARE. HERE’S A SITUATION WHERE THE ONLY REASON
YOU WOULD SET A HIGHER BAR IS TO MAKE SURE THE DRUGS KEEP FLOWING
IN THE DRUG, IF MAKE MONEY EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW THE ADDICTION IS
OUT OF CONTROL THE COUNTRY, YET BOTH PARTIES GO WELL, WHERE’S MY
BREAD BUTTERED. NOT BY THE PUBLIC. WE DON’T A PUBLIC
FINANCING, WE’RE PRIVATE FINANCING. THESE GUYS GIVE ME A
LOT OF MONEY. I’M GOING TO DO WITH THEY ASK THAT IT IF IT
LEADS YOU TO HAVE A FILM EVER WHO IS ADDICTED TO DRUGS, I
DO NOT CARE TO BECOME A MONEY. I WANT TO CALLED A FEW THE
POLITICIANS THAT WERE BEHIND THIS LEGISLATION. THOSE WHO
SPONSORED AND THOSE WHO ENDED UP SUPPORTING IT PRETTY
AGGRESSIVELY. IN THE VERY BEGINNING IT WAS REPRESENTATIVE
TOM MARINO. ACCORDING TO THIS INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: SO BREAKING NEWS STORY TODAY WAS
THAT TRUMP CLAIMED THAT STARTING NEXT WEEK, HE WILL CLAIM THAT
THERE IS A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. WELL, YOU ARE NOW NAMING THE SAME INDIVIDUAL WHO PRESSURED
CONGRESS TO PASS THIS TYPE OF LEGISLATION TO BE THE DRUGS ARE. YOU THINK HE IS GOING TO LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF
AMERICANS THAT ARE BATTLING WITH THIS TYPE OF ADDICTION? NO, HE
CARES ABOUT MAKING MONEY AND LOOKING OUT FOR THE DRUG
INDUSTRY THAT IS PATTING HIS POCKETS. IT IS CORRUPTION 101. IN THE PAST, DRUGS ARE MET
YOU ARE GOING TO FIGHT DRUG START AND THIS CASE IT MIGHT
MEAN THAT HE IS THE ONE THAT HELPS THE AMERICAN DRUG CARTELS
PUSH MORE DRUGS TO GET US MORE ADDICTED WHICH LEADS TO HEROIN
OVERDOSE, OXYCONTIN OVERDOSING LIST GOES ON. HE IS PATIENT ZERO FOR THE
LEGISLATIVE PROBLEMS THAT LED TO THE ADDICTION IN
THE FIRST PLACE. TRUMP DID NOT PICK AND
BY ACCIDENT. TRUMP WILL TAKE ANYONE WHO HAS
SOLD OUT THE CORPORATE INTERESTS AND PUT THEM INTO THE
TOP POSITION. BUT I THOUGHT HE WAS TURNING
THE SWAMP. WHAT HAPPENED? IT IS GROSS HOW BRAZEN THEY
ARE ABOUT IT BECAUSE IF YOU WANTED TO COVER IT UP AND HE
WANTED TO BE SOPHISTICATED, YOU WOULDN’T PICK MARINO, YOU WOULD
PICK ONE OF HIS LACKEYS. LOWER-LEVEL GUY. NO, HE
PICKED THE GUY WHO DID THE CRIME IN THE FIRST PLACE DESPITE THE
FACT THAT HE HELPED PUSH THE DRUG ADDICTION BUT BECAUSE OF
THAT FACT THAT ONE MORE THING ABOUT TRUMP AND HIS PROMISES. HE SAID IT’S OUTRAGEOUS THAT
OVER OBAMA WE DON’T NEGOTIATE DRUG PRICES. HE CAME IN AND IMMEDIATELY
SAID THAT TRUMP WILL NOT NEGOTIATE DRUG PRICES. OF COURSE. BY THE WAY, WHEN IT COMES TO
THIS LAW THAT PASSED STRIPPING THE DEA OF ITS POWER TO PROTECT
AMERICANS, OBAMA SIGNED THAT LEGISLATION INTO LAW, SO THAT IS
ANOTHER THING TO KEEP IN MIND AND WHAT I FOUND INTERESTING WAS
THAT THE WASHINGTON POST MADE IT SEEM AS THOUGH, YOU KNOW, OBAMA
DIDN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND OR REALIZE THE RAMIFICATIONS. HE
WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU ARE GOING TO
SIGN SOMETHING, YOU ARE SIGNING YOUR NAME AND ALLOWING
LEGISLATION TO PASS INTO LAW, YOU BETTER KNOW WHAT THAT DUCK
LIKE SOME OF THE ESTABLISHMENT PRESS IS IN THE JOB OF
CRITICIZING TRUMP EVEN THOUGH HE IS PART OF THE ELITE, ETC., THEY
CONSIDER HIM NOT PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT BUT MAN, THEY LOVE
TO COVER FOR OBAMA. AND HERE, IT’S IRONIC BECAUSE THEY’VE DONE
A WONDERFUL REPORT, GREAT JOB OF INVESTIGATING THIS BUT YOU CAN’T
HELP BUT SOFT-PEDAL OBAMA. WHAT KIND OF EXCUSES HE DIDN’T KNOW
WHAT WAS IN IT THEN HE SHOULD’VE FOUND OUT HE SHOULD’VE DONE HIS
HOMEWORK SO NO, NO EXCUSE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AM A NO EXCUSE FOR
OBAMA. THEY WOULD MAKE IT SEEM LIKE OBAMA DIDN’T, OBAMA ALSO
GOT PRIVATE FINANCING. HE GOT HIS ENTIRE CABINET HANDED TO
THEM BY CITIGROUP EXECUTIVE BACK IN 2008. HE TOOK EVERY PERSON
ON THE LIST BUT ONE. HIS ENTIRE CABINET WAS HANDED TO HIM BY
CITIGROUP BECAUSE HIS NUMBER ONE SET OF DONORS BACK IN 2008 WERE
THE BANKS. YOU KNOW, ALL THE ESTABLISHMENT WANTS TO DO IS GO
BACK TO THE PRE-TRUMP DAYS. THEY WERE TERRIBLE. WE HAD
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SELLING US OUT DAY
IN AND DAY OUT. IT WAS SO BAD, PEOPLE ARE SO
FRUSTRATED THAT THEY VOTED FOR TRUMP. THAT IS HOW BAD THE PRE-TRUMP
DAYS WERE. FOR THEM IT WAS THE STATUS
QUOTE THEY WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK TO THAT. NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT
HOME GIRL MARSHA BLACKBURN BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO CALL
HER OUT. WHEN IT COMES TO LOBBYING, THERE WERE SEVERAL
SPECIFIC PEOPLE WHO RECEIVED A LOT OF MONEY FROM THE DRUG INDUSTRY. WHEN IT COMES TO MARSHA
BLACKBURN WHO IS A REPRESENTATIVE IN TENNESSEE SHE
RESUMED HUNDRED AND $50,000. YOU MAY KNOW SHE IS NOW RUNNING
TO FILL BOB CORKER’S SENATE SEAT IN TENNESSEE, HOWEVER SHE MADE
NEWS LAST WEEK WHEN SHE RAN A CONTROVERSIAL AD THAT TWITTERED
THE MONETIZE. TAKE A LOOK THAT. I’M 100% PRO-LIFE. I THOUGHT
PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND WE STOPPED THE SALE OF BABY BODY
PARTS, THANK GOD. PERSONAL, GO BACK AND WATCH
A VIDEO COVERAGE OF THAT BECAUSE SHE IS LYING. PLANNED PARENTHOOD NEVER SOLD
BABY BODY PARTS WITH THAT IS INSIDE THE POINT THAT YOU ARE
PRO-LIFE? YOU REPEATEDLY COSPONSORED
LEGISLATION THAT HELPED FUEL THE DEATHS OF 200,000 AMERICANS
SINCE 2011. YOU ARE PRO-LIFE? KNOW YOU ARE A DISGUSTING
CORRUPT FRAUD AND YOU ARE ALSO A LIER, BY THE WAY. IT’S PATHETIC. THIS PRO-LIFE BS. PANDERING TO THE RELIGIOUS-BASE. SHE IS NOT PRO-LIFE THE ONLY
THING SHE CARES ABOUT THE COLD HARD CASH ñ LOVE THE
CORRUPTION. THINK ABOUT YOUR SYSTEM IS
NOT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO GIVE $150,000 TO A LOWLY
REPRESENTATIVE FROM TENNESSEE. WHAT YOU THINK SHE IS GOING TO
DO? DO THINK SHE IS GOING TO TAKE
THE HUNDRED $50,000 ABOUT AGAINST THEM? KNOW, SHE IS GOING TO FOR THEM.,
THE FIRST TIME SOMEBODY GETS A DONATION YOU MIGHT SAY, THE
CORPORATION, THE DRUG COMPANIES ARE TAKING A GAMBLE ON SOMEONE
LIKE HER. THE SECOND TIME THEY GET THE DONATION THAT MEANS I
GAMBLE PAID OFF. SHE DID EXACTLY AS SHE WAS TOLD. THEY
GOT A RETURN ON INVESTMENT. THAT IS WHY THEY BOUGHT HER
AGAIN AND THAT IS WHAT SHE IS. IT INCLUDES ALL THE PEOPLE IN
THE STORY, INCLUDING THE CENTER THAT ANNA MENTIONED THERE, THE
HUNDRED AND $77 TO LAUREN HATCH. HE IS DEEPLY CROWD FOR DECADES
AND ALL THE TV AND THE REST OF THE MEDIA DOES OFTENTIMES AS
COVER FOR HIM AND THEY SAY OH, THE HONORABLE GENTLEMAN FROM
UTAH. THAT HONORABLE GENTLEMEN HAS TAKEN MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS
OF DOLLARS IN LEGALIZED BRIBES AND AS EVERYTHING THAT
HIS PRIVATE DONORS HAVE ASKED HIM TO DO. THAT IS WHO HE IS. AND THEN FINALLY, THE THIRD
PART OF THIS ISSUE IS THE REVOLVING DOOR POLITICS BECAUSE
THE SAME LAWYERS WHO WORKED WITH THE DEA IN ORDER TO GO AFTER THE
INDUSTRY AND MAKE SURE THAT JUSTICE WAS SERVED IF THERE WERE
ILLEGAL NARCOTICS DISTRIBUTIONS, THOSE PEOPLE WOULD LEAVE THE DEA
AND GUESS WHAT? THEY WOULD GO REPRESENT THE DRUG INDUSTRY. IN
FACT, THE PRIME EXAMPLE IN THIS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER WAS
LYNDON BARBER. HE WAS THE DEA’S FORMER ASSOCIATE CHIEF COUNSEL
AND IN 2011, HE LEFT THE DEA TO GO REPRESENT THE DRUG COMPANIES
AND HE IS JUST ONE OF MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO USED TO WORK AT
THE DEA WHO THEN WENT TO GO WORK FOR THE DRUG INDUSTRY AND THE
REASON WHY THAT IS TERRIBLE IS BECAUSE WILL OBVIOUSLY, THERE IS
AN ISSUE WITH THEM NOT ACTUALLY BEING GENUINE AND BEING PART OF
THE DEA. IT’S ALL A SHOW FOR MONEY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY,
THEY KNEW THE TACTICS THAT THE DEA USED IN ORDER TO HELP
MITIGATE THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF THESE DRUGS
AND SO THEY WOULD GO AND ESSENTIALLY SHARE THE SECRETS OF
THE DEA WITH THE INDUSTRY SO THEY COULD EFFECTIVELY LOBBY
FOR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HELP THEM OUT. AND UNFORTUNATELY AGAIN, THE
CORRUPTION IS BIPARTISAN. HOWARD DEAN, NOT RELATED TO THE
STORY BUT GIVE YOU A SENSE OF IT, USED TO CRITICIZE THE
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY. THEN HE BECAME A LOBBYIST FOR THEM AFTER
YOU STOP BEING IN THE GOVERNMENT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE
PROGRESS OF HOWARD DEAN YOU KNEW, GONE. NOW HE IS DOING
SYMPOSIUMS ON HOW THE PRIVATE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY IS HELPING
TO SAVE AMERICA. IT’S FUNNY WAS SOMEBODY WILL DO IF THEY ARE
PAID TO DO IT. YOU NEED PUBLIC FINANCING SO THEY WORK FOR THE
PUBLIC INTEREST. IF YOU ALLOW FOR PRIVATE FINANCING, THEY WILL
WORK FOR THE PRIVATE INTERESTS AND SINCE THE DRUG COMPANIES OF
THE NUMBER ONE DONORS IN AMERICA, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SET
THAT OPIOID ADDICTION. EVERYTHING YOU SEE WILL BE A LOT
OF HUFFING AND PUFFING THE BEHIND THE SCENES, THEY WILL
ALMOST ALL AGREE YEAH, LET’S GIVE THE DONORS EXACTLY
WHAT THEY WANTED EVEN IF IT COSTS AMERICAN LIVES. EXACTLY. I JUST WANT TO LIVE
WITH ONE STAT THAT SHOULD BLOW YOUR MIND. WEST VIRGINIA IS ONE
PART OF THE COUNTRY THAT IS REALLY STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID
EPIDEMIC AND THE ARTICLE MENTIONS THE FACT THAT BETWEEN
2007 IN 2012 THERE WAS ONE DISTRIBUTOR KNOWN AS MIAMI LUCAN
WHO SHIPPED 20 MILLION DOSES OF HYDROCODONE AND OXYCODONE TO
PHARMACIES IN WEST VIRGINIA. 20 MILLION BETWEEN 2007 IN 2012 BUT
ACCORDING TO THE PIECE DESPITE THE RISING DEATH RATE IN WEST
VIRGINIA, THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION, PLEASE IN 2013
TO HALT THEIR OPERATIONS WERE IGNORED BY THE LEGAL OFFICE AT
HEADQUARTERS AND IT WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE PRESSURED BY
CONGRESS TO LEAVE THESE DISTRIBUTORS ALONE BECAUSE THESE
DISTRIBUTORS ARE FUNDING THEM. THESE ARE LITERALLY DRUG
PUSHERS AND YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A GATEWAY DRUG? IT IS NOT MARIJUANA. IT IS
THESE LEGALIZED DRUGS AND YOU DO NOT SEND ABOUT THAT AMOUNT OF
DRUGS TO WEST VIRGINIA AND NOT KNOW THAT WEST VIRGINIA IS ONE
OF THE EPICENTERS OF THIS DRUG DEALING THAT IS GOING ON THAT IS
LEADING TO THE DRUG ADDICTIONS, THAT IS LEADING TO ALL OF THESE
DEATHS. THEY KNEW, THE PEOPLE AT THE COMPANY KNEW, THE
POLITICIANS KNEW, BUT THEY ALL WANTED TO MAKE A BUCK OFF OF YOU
TO GET YOU ADDICTED AND IF YOU WIND UP SUFFERING HORRIBLE
CONSEQUENCES OR EVEN DYING, THEY STILL MADE THEIR MONEY. ANYBODY
WHO KNEW THE SHIPMENTS WERE GOING AT THAT RATE TO WEST
VIRGINIA TO EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND DIDN’T GIVE A
DAMN.

100 Comments

  • Reply Michael Nowski February 21, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Because The CIA Imports The Crap To Kill People Off And Make Money…Genocide/ Population Control…Duhhh

  • Reply The Imaginary Gallery February 21, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    The 'Opioid Epidemic' was carefully orchestrated & invented by our own lovely government who funnels these drugs into our CUNTry for the purpose of getting kids addicted & rendered mindless=therefore easier to CONTROL.

  • Reply Mr Bob February 25, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Opioids and Assault rifles…both following that same evil layer of corruption. ..

  • Reply James Brown February 25, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Cink, this is the first time ive EVER agreed with you!!

  • Reply Kevin Jonsonn February 27, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I don't feel bad for any of these people…..no one made them take the drugs. 80% of the dope heads got hooked by taking prescription drugs that were prescribed for someone else. Most of these people Overdosing were NEVER prescribed drugs in their life. No one is making them do this.

  • Reply גמליאל בן ישראל March 10, 2018 at 1:08 am

    It will not get any better because these people want to use drugs. They are not victims.

  • Reply Robert Slackware March 10, 2018 at 1:45 am

    You can't make something better that doesn't exist. That is like fixing global warming.
    NO ONE has died from PRESCRIBED opiods. Not even a 1-800-FeelGood phone number to join a lawsuit to sue anyone.

  • Reply Bobby Taylor March 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

    One word "Karma"

  • Reply Daniel Marcus March 14, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    What the f*** are you wearing? Want me to take you seriously? Throw on a blouse at least. All i can see is your skin, and now the story is secondary. Would a man wear a tank top and be accepted as a reporter? Enough with this empowering women sh**. Please act professional and people might respect you without having to pull out the f***ing ‘woman card’.

  • Reply Adam Palmer March 16, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Drain the swamp my eye

  • Reply Zulfikar Egzikutor March 18, 2018 at 12:41 am

    100% legalization of the drugs is the answer.

  • Reply clarkewi March 18, 2018 at 8:35 am

    "The Swamp" includes these big pharma companies. OK Donald "Drain the swamp" like you promised.

  • Reply Charles Jones March 19, 2018 at 12:06 am

    I said it the drug problem would hit the white community hard. When black people was on crack it was a crime. Now that have basically same problem it a epidemic.All I've ever expected is to be treated fairy seems like the American government can't.

  • Reply Russ G March 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I'm not buyin' this. Anyone who doesn't know that putting a needle full of narcotics in his bloodstream WILL harm him , and MIGHT kill him, needs to get out of the gene pool. Not everyone who's a junkie got hooked by using prescribed opioids. "It's all a 'party' until somebody stops breathing.

  • Reply Death Dealer March 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    There's a MedExpress within walking distance of a MedExpress….gee…no agenda here….nope.

  • Reply Concerned Citizen March 20, 2018 at 6:52 am

    It was Hillary Clinton that gave a speech, in which she said that the Wal-Marts would allow market-penetration for opioids that the small town pharmacist would never prescribe to his neighbor. The use of opiates, and fiat cash, and labor, is what the British used to Tax reluctant Nations too hard for the British to manage, like China. So, Chinese carfentanyl is a nerve toxin, out of a bio-warfare lab in…China.

  • Reply Brian Sanderson March 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

    To hell with dope heads people with pain they matter to

  • Reply LR Lapua March 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    and who made these addicts,  addicts ? DUH……

  • Reply CreatorOwned March 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    You've got a real problem here. You know they're not going to start arresting 'white people' in mass, for getting themselves hooked on 'OPIOID/HEROIN,' like they did 'black people' during the 'CRACK' epidemic. No more trying to hide this massive epidemic in the white community, trying to save face. Notice the HUGE difference between the way White People are being treated, than Black People. One goes to jail and the other gets treatment and never get blamed for their own drug use. I'll wait for the deflections and excuses to why this is. I guess you can say, those chickens has come home to roost.

  • Reply brunobeatz March 21, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    ????????????

  • Reply Shawn Bergstrom March 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Don’t forget the government took over Afghanistan opioids crops just before they flooded the country

  • Reply Yolanda Douglas March 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    WHAT THE F*[email protected] ARE YOU WEARING LADY!

  • Reply Michael Vonschoech March 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Thing is addictions knows no race it doesn't care there are all kinds of people dying from overdose everywhere. Not just white or black people

  • Reply ken seymour March 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    This is all by design they make a problem then they give the solution there is a reason the news is talking about opioid epidemic every day now there having story after story about how great cannabis is for you they see the money that Colorado makes in cannabis now they declare war on opioid pain killers 99% of the poppies are grown in Afghanistan now there is high grade heroin in the nation and cheap if this is a true epidemic they call it a disease if it was some contagious disease they would pull out all the stops treatment centers should be everywhere but most people want help but can’t afford it or they can’t get in because the ones out there are so full that can’t get in if you think they care if we die out here you need to take the blinders off they have been making billions of dollars off opium for hundred of years they had a war over opium they are not going to give the money up

  • Reply ken seymour March 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    The war on drugs is a failure we need to take a look a Portugal they legalize all drugs and offer treatment to anyone that wants it drug use is lower than it was when it was illegal

  • Reply Alex Klatt March 27, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    We need an all new system of things.

  • Reply Carl Kelly March 29, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Up the war on drugs! Get heroin and meth off the streets like we did crack! Throw the junkies in jail!!!
    Throw the dealers in jail!!!
    Stop being so SOFT!

  • Reply Derwin Mitchell March 30, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Just say no !

  • Reply Michael Maskell April 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    30% of all pharmaceutical opium comes from Australia. FACT !

  • Reply Sherry Taylor April 4, 2018 at 6:19 am

    The GOVERNMENT is Behind this. WAKE-UP

  • Reply Russada April 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    I think they rather have the kids do pills than do heroin. Once the pills got hard to get they turned to heroin.

  • Reply andre jones April 9, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    "See ya in the next after life then Cecil". "Now if we can match your face wit the Ugliness of your soul then you'll be free from the restrains". " Live OR DIE Cecil Make your CHOICE""!

  • Reply Ramona Ray April 10, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Ufa sorry but that dress or top is distracting whoa combined with the background I'm having a hard time listening to her report. So I had to hide her lol and I'm not a guy being weird. It's just a woowoo combination.

  • Reply Jeff Darnell April 13, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I can tell you exactly why!! I'm a bail agent, and the Country makes to much money on addiction…period!!

  • Reply Caribbean Lion April 15, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    WHAT WILL It TAKE FOR YOU GUYS TO UNDERSTAND!?!?!?!? YOUR SO-CALLED PRESIDENTS ARE JUST P U P P E T S!!!!!!!!!!!!!(foolish Americans!!! Presidents are for Elites)

  • Reply King Katura April 22, 2018 at 6:58 am

    places like Wal-Mart are trying to force people off the drugs that help them stay off and or quit using opiods. I believe to be partially a attempt to force people back onto Opiods from the black market so that they can make more money from illegal drug stores. I got proof of this as i currently have a discrimination and violation of my rights , in which when i asked for a manager to assist me. They then tried assault me and called the cops on me for asking for help. I'm a veteran and Am so surprised by these blatant Violations of federal and state laws, Statues that i'm contacting news stations health department, The ADA, NY AG, Civil Suit and whoever i can and need to. To help stop these things from happening to people again.

  • Reply Michael Scott April 23, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    The government is old ass white folks they are doing this not some mystery people stop voting for your choices of white demons Obama a demon too he African the voodoo didn't work or did it……

  • Reply Fire*Minx April 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    There are many alternatives to pharmaceuticals for helping chronic pain . I have have chronic pain through my life and always used alternative methods to manage it and have even corrected it quickly without opioids or surgeries you just have to research and choose your “poison” so to speak
    There is a place for both regular medical and alternative healing they should be used together. But Big Pharma don’t want to lose profits so they try to publicly disprove the alternative industry

  • Reply bmillerdrums May 1, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    This makes me so sick to my stomach. Our own politicians are so corrupt and greedy to the dollar that they willingly know and allow legal heroin to basically destroy this country. You cannot go anywhere in the USA and not read a paper or see an online headline about some county in any state that is just being slowly decimated by either prescription pills, or now its heroin. But heroin is also involved and thats another story all together. America the beautiful huh?

  • Reply Michael Scott May 4, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Why don't white folks see there destructive past it's always we an us look man blacks were slaves white folks set up an run the hell we live in today stop this we shit an admit your wicked forefathers put us here in this mess today no one else please get that if whites would own up an stop reflecting responsibility we might move forward but there pride always blinds them to see other folks reality an the other folks blame y'all because you have been running America an no one else so it seems fair to blame you…. like who else

  • Reply Sayit AsItIs May 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    The FDA in America is a disgrace. One particular company, Egalet Corp, has devised an opioid drug which is not addictive and can't be messed with like splitting it and mixing it and yet the FDA STILL hasn't given it full approval. Obvious not getting enough cash-back. But there you have it – more interested in money than patient health and safety

  • Reply Shaquan Brooks May 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    LOCK THEM ALL UP, THE ADDICT'S AND THE DEALERS
    ???

  • Reply damsel In a dress May 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    China is a HUGE supplier of opioids. What's the politicians cut? Let's keep it real, people end up on heroin because most abuse the prescriptions they get. Yes it can be a gateway drug but so many abuse it to get high.

  • Reply Victor Dasilva May 22, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Oh bull shit there’s no epidemic there’s just stupidity.

  • Reply Larry Long May 23, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Man always try to justify any sin he does. In other words, I can sin and somehow justify it rather than just ask Christ to forgive me. Because asking Christ for forgiveness means I have to humble myself before my creator and pride comes before a fall so pride makes it difficult to get down on my knees and ask the Lord for forgiveness. So. What does this have to do with Drugs? I can't believe how blind America is. When we choose to not legalize Narcotics, We are allowing people to sell drugs. Because when drugs become illegal people want them. If you made drug legal today, The drug problem would die overnight. Never make any thing illegal because when you do you open up the door for a ton of crime. The Government knows this, This is why drugs are still illegal because anything illegal will make people want it.

  • Reply Cara Crabtree May 24, 2018 at 2:10 am

    You know it's funny that in the government they're putting people in charge of departments they've spent careers undermining it, and worked to benfit big corporate and endermine people and the government owns (using our military guarding) opium fields in afganistan. Pharm Corp is bigger than oil Corp. They're setting us up for a take over, this is how they do it to take over a country, except our government is going to take over their own people like, with big corp along side, the signs have been there for decades at least, just getting more obvious and in your face…

  • Reply Victor Dasilva June 5, 2018 at 8:43 am

    To the chosen vessel it’s your decision you pick your poison and if you don’t like it don’t take .

  • Reply Victor Dasilva June 5, 2018 at 9:46 am

    To the chosen vessel why is it we always have to blame someone else for what people do if I want to get high it’s my choice not anyone’s fault but mine bottom line it’s not big Pharma or the doctors fault it’s the individual that’s at fault no one else . Just like guns they don’t shoot people on their own someone has to pull the trigger .

  • Reply Victor Dasilva June 5, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Only country in the world that we have to blame someone else for what someone does it’s bull shit man person booth the shit took no one forced him or her to get the shit that’s all there is always have the blame the other guy not freaking fair guy where I come from if I do wrong I’m to blame not the other guy behind me simply as that.

  • Reply Uraeus Ahmen June 7, 2018 at 6:45 am

    FROM THE OPIOID/DRUG PROBLEM TO THE CHEMTRAILING THIS IS MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.ARE THESE SO CALLED PEOPLE MODERN DAY NAZI?

  • Reply Mr Yang June 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Conspiracy to get rid of the Addicts and drop folks on welfare. Practically the use the assistant money to buy their next high…. So im up for it…. Lets make America great again.???

  • Reply ancona mariah June 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    My life is ruined I was oerscribed 150 mg a day until last November for real chronic pain fo multiple health issues now I am a criminal who has to break the law to stay alive

  • Reply Deadpool Rx June 18, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Been around Herion Cocaine, Crack"For years never picked up or let junkie friends influence me !I just said no.. The Expensive Rehabilitation services and Doctors , pharmaceutical companies are the New wave Drug kingpins…Cut the ?????????????????

  • Reply Tyler Kerber June 21, 2018 at 5:33 am

    If you sell a class snake oil, their care is for sale.

  • Reply Victor Dasilva June 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I like lines.

  • Reply Victor Dasilva June 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Blurred lines or is it blue lines.

  • Reply Alkua Harris July 15, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I don't understand why this is such a big deal! Die already. …you filthy people didn't care when it was being pushed in our neighborhoods, but now it is coming back to you…and there is no stopping it, because the curses are upon you heathens, and more and more of you will be dying of this drug. Praise the Most High that we get to see your downfall from your high seat. Continue getting high we love it. Yeah for the destructions of our enemies!

  • Reply Jerry Navarro July 29, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Just like the crack epidemic in the 80z , poor ppl got arrest for having a small rock of crack cocaine, but crooked politics dosent give a shit about ppl period ! Ppl need to stop with the demorats and rebloodbucans !

  • Reply Joe Paul August 7, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I know how to get rid of a big part it. STOP PROTECTING THE OPIUM FIELDS IN AFGHANISTAN

  • Reply onestunningdude August 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I know how to get rid of the opioid problem, and im black. Nope, it dont have nothing to do with being prescribed narcotics. Drug company is a problem but not the biggest problem. History repeats itself. So this seem very similar to crack cocaine. It has to do with the 1980s. As a black man, i know how it was for family members to be on crack. We know not to go thru that again. I saw a no opioid commerical commercial and it was a very nice video. Herion aint a nice drug. You have to get grimy and dirty just like America was against crack cocaine. You have to start locking up addicts. Show some opioid addicts on tv, just like it was done to crack addicts in the 1980s. Only then the crisis will end

  • Reply Judy Vaughn August 16, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    There is only one party the American people have no choice

  • Reply PRAYERIAS1 August 27, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Wake up white America drugs isn't cool if they kill you. Smoke some weed or drink wine dont do drugs..

  • Reply PalealYah Bayn Yisrael August 30, 2018 at 6:14 am

    DO WHAT THE USA DID AFTER THE GOVT FLOODED THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

    DECLARE WAR ON DRUGS
    LOCK THESE WHITE THUGS UP FOR LIFE
    CALL CPS AND TAKE ALL THE KIDS
    TEAR UP THE FAMILY
    DESTROY THE WHITE COMMUNITIES.

    OH AND WHILE YOU ARE DOING THAT

    PASS THE GOTT DAMN POPCORN BECAUSE THIS IS THE GREATEST SEQUEL EVER.

  • Reply John Smitty August 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I like her shirt its hott!!

  • Reply Tyshid De jure MAN Bey September 3, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    ?!!!

  • Reply MegaGideo September 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    As far as I see it, this is karma for how this country treated the crack epidemic and currently treats the "War on Drugs". I won't lose any sleep over the opioid epidemic.

  • Reply branden burks September 13, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Aww… Poor rich people.

  • Reply B Solo NJ September 13, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    What go's around comes around ? MAGA that!

  • Reply Grassmatch Support September 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I agree with the pharmaceuticals here. This piece presupposes that law enforcement is an effective way to stem the opioid, or any other drug, epidemic. I'd like to see the numbers on that!
    Side note: Anna's getting better looking as she ages.

  • Reply Brandon Atkinson September 15, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Pale skin people are going down

  • Reply Warahoon Apache September 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    It came from Afghanistan, the US military bought it in…yee haw!!!!

  • Reply Warahoon Apache September 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Strengthen you mind weaklings!!!!

  • Reply Ephraim September 23, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Aww poor whitey… LOCK THEM UP LIKE THEY DID TO OUR BLACK BROTHERS BACK IN THE 80'S

  • Reply TrTlwAx September 25, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Obama knew what he was doing….big ups mynig

  • Reply Charles Morrison September 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    fkng stooges

  • Reply TROLL KING September 28, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Y'ALL KNOW THAT'S WHY AMERICA CAPTURED THE POPPY FIELDS IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2003

  • Reply Martin Calwell September 30, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    This is what white privilege and greed will get you.

  • Reply K. E. Sheppard October 2, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Die bitches die.

  • Reply iamtherepairguy October 12, 2018 at 2:06 am

    This is a dishonest video. Many factors contributed to the opioid death crisis. Yes, it started with pills. But the rest of the story is supply and demand. Demand grew from pills. Legal supply was reduced the US government. US states foolishly legalized marijuana. US shares the busiest land border in the world with Mexico. Mexican cartels lose their market share in marijuana. They don't care. They grow and produce opium, and sell heroin in the biggest illegal drug market in the world, the USA. None of you cowards are willing to say that legalizing marijuana played a key role in this. Blood on your hands.

  • Reply LEGIT SAM 6IX October 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    This is relevant ONLY bc it's about whites dying. When ppl of colour were killing themselves with crack, the system threw them in jail or killed them . Even with weed in the 90s they got harsh jail time courtesy the clintons. So now whites are dying and it is their KARMA. Guess why blacks aren't dying from opioids? FACTS – Because 1 the doctors dont gaf about OUR pain, 2, bc apparently we are more likely to sell and 3, we're more likely to become addicted. Google it! This idiot needs to blame Obama bc hell, you gotta blame a black man for dead whites smh I dgaf

  • Reply LEGIT SAM 6IX October 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    … And all the while, when my ppl were poisoned by the crack whites strategically shipped into neighborhoods &shoved down their throats, rich whites were snorting their brains out with cocaine.

  • Reply Kato S October 25, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Pay back for mass incarceration …nature somehow finds a way to correct injustice …

  • Reply C-LAROCK THE MAYOR December 2, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I just think and know because I old school no body did a thing about crack cocaine when in the our streets on our blocks but now you guys want to do something about medicated drugs white kids are dieing from wow now that's crazy

  • Reply TheBadassPatrol December 12, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Only weak minds get hooked on drugs and alcohol just say no easy as.

  • Reply GMS like minded December 22, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Where was all the compassion During the crack epidemic. These doctors are nothing but drug dealing thugs that get paid by the government super predators. All drug dealers and users should get life in prison without the possibility of parole

    It’s karma Esau

  • Reply Colin Dixon January 1, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Wow, I don't think I've read so many racist, ignorant and simply incorrect statements in a comments section…..ever!
    Glad I don't live in 'Merica!!!

  • Reply Bobby Flythe January 11, 2019 at 2:15 am

    But I thought white people had high IQ’s?

  • Reply Jhon Fox February 8, 2019 at 2:05 am

    some boots and some scraps would solve there problems

  • Reply Jhon Fox February 8, 2019 at 2:06 am

    They can't maga there way out of this one

  • Reply Sonia L February 16, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    to much money involved local city make a fourtune in fines with ovis liscence renewal fees forget it never will change drug co liggal

  • Reply Paul DOYLE March 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    WFT THAT TOP SHE IS WEARING IS SHIT

  • Reply mksrookies March 21, 2019 at 9:36 am

    OPIOIDS are wonderful. Who don't want to feel better.

  • Reply Daniel Fouard Libertarian on overdrive April 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    The law is the problem. 70-80,000 dead from overdose is chaff in the wind. And people most of you wouldn't whipe your feet on. How many lives are lost fighting the foolish war on drugs? How many people are killed because of the prohibition? The fact is all of you have been indoctrinated by the State and none of you have any compassion common sense or moral authority. Every one of you are hypocrites!

  • Reply brannon McClure May 2, 2019 at 1:14 am

    We don't need mitigation in our choice of medical treatment. If you can do a better job at pharmacy for potions pills and stuff to ease no our painful lives. You would be making the medocine. Just do your job and they will do pharmacy.thanks.

  • Reply Lady Rider May 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Can folks give these drugs to their relatives. See how big pharma enjoys drug addiction in their families. It’s time for change. If their families start dying they might begin to get it.

  • Reply Lady Rider May 14, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    The easiest way to stop this is to get big pharma and the lobbyists addicted. Once the devil steps into their lives, they won’t be able to stop what they have started

  • Reply Tinfoil Hat July 13, 2019 at 9:15 am

    ''Poppy Bush is behind this''
    – Change my mind

  • Reply David J. Day August 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Now……THAT’S a ugly ass top!

  • Reply Don Starr August 28, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Dearest TYT crew, let us look beyond opioids, Ritalin was introduced years before the opioid crisis, schools, teachers, etc. Forced parents to drug children with "behavioral problems", why not begin the opioid problems with Ritalin, which systematically told children pharmaceuticals could solve their problems?

  • Reply Kelly Edey November 9, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Obama signed off on oxyc

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