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

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John Wang
John Wang - 5 घंटे पहले
The law looks like a joke in front of the rich people. Amazed by how corrupted this system is.
I'm starting to understanding why are there so many super heroes in the movies and comics, it's because the law had failed to protect the innocent.
Heart of Iron RGF
Heart of Iron RGF - दिन पहले
*Shoots Richard Sackler in the Kneecaps*
*Richard Sackler starts screaming in pain*
*Me:* "Oh it's not too bad, it could have been far worse."
Ted Phillips
Ted Phillips - दिन पहले
Government health insurance caused this.
Celesa Shapiro
Celesa Shapiro - दिन पहले
Patrick Bryce
Patrick Bryce - दिन पहले
Bruh 4 people and 8 videos each? He’s gonna fucking hate that
Dan R
Dan R - 2 दिन पहले
We have a local drug dealing Doctor here in Tucson. Search Healthcare Southwest Doctor David Ruben. There are legal documents online where he is trying to justify prescribing 8X80mg oxy per day. There is a real damning statement from a Pharmacist that blew the whistle on him. I ask if this in inappropriate to inform the public about these legal documents that are online for all to read and come to their own conclusions?
Migas Almeida
Migas Almeida - 2 दिन पहले
Chris Cornell was caught up in this shit :(
Heda Trikru
Heda Trikru - 3 दिन पहले
I wonder how many enemies John Oliver has made at this point #protecthimatallcosts
Darren Skjoelsvold
Darren Skjoelsvold - 4 दिन पहले
Richard Sackler could be called "Dick Sackler". Dick is just short for Richard.
Bogness - 9 दिन पहले
If DeadSec were real.. they would have a field day with these guys.
Mark Elmore
Mark Elmore - 9 दिन पहले
God bless John Oliver
Leon Meyers
Leon Meyers - 9 दिन पहले
I feel a lot better now. Thanks John! 💖💖💖
Delique Scence
Delique Scence - 9 दिन पहले
John Oliver isn’t a national treasure, he’s the eighth wonder of the world. An ass kicking wonder.
Jesse Bowman
Jesse Bowman - 9 दिन पहले
really confusing to me....when we go after the drugs cartels; we treat them like the scum that they are. richard sackler is, in essence, the head of a major cartel and yet we continue to allow him and his family to traipse around, poison our people, breathe our air; why the fuck isn't this fat fuck in jail?
Ashraf Zaki
Ashraf Zaki - 10 दिन पहले
That dumb ass brit is only covering one piece of the puzzle. Those companies are not invading Afghanistan to collect all the poppy. They are just selling the Poppy that was stolen by the US and British militaries from Afghanistan. The poppy plant, more specifically the opium poppy or Papaver somniferum, is used to produce opiates. Opiates have been used successfully to control pain, but they are also abused because of their mind-altering effects. The opiates that come from the poppy plant include morphine, opium, heroin, and codeine.

Afghanistan's opium poppy harvest produces more than 90% of illicit heroin globally, and more than 95% of the American & European supply
. The real people at fault are the politicians that allowed those invasions to take place in order to control drug distribution globally. The companies selling the drugs and giving a cut to the politicians. They should all go to JAIL NOW if there is such a thing as justice in this world
MattxAus1 - 10 दिन पहले
"Sherrif Bear"? John! John...
... it's an elected position, and it is pronounced "bearrif".
A Maple Warrior
A Maple Warrior - 10 दिन पहले
MattxAus1 the beariff and the meriff ought to join and rule with an iron fist/paw
Pablo - 11 दिन पहले
Dick Sack. He might be rich but I'm glad that's not my name
Alternate Timeline Theories & Games A.T.T.G
Alternate Timeline Theories & Games A.T.T.G - 11 दिन पहले
I actually take painkillers as I have leg bones that healed incorrectly. I need painkillers to walk but my pharmacy provides me with *NON-addictive* pills for these reasons and suggest exercising everyday to make it so I don't need the pills. I started off needing double doses twice a day. Now I usually only need one a day on a bad week.
Thuc Nguyen
Thuc Nguyen - 12 दिन पहले
Sometimes I'm just afraid that John's gonna 'disappear'.
zygi22 - 12 दिन पहले
You know who is acting irresponsibly? No, it's not the companies making/selling opioids. It is the people abusing them as they create enormous demand.
gravilo pricip
gravilo pricip - 12 दिन पहले
the real epidemic is all the hysteria caused by the media resulting in legitimate long time patients whos quality off life has been being cut off for no reason (and no sutible help with withdrawl) other then Dr.s afraid or Draconian reprisal and being forced to by dirty street drugs or cheaper fentinal that are dropping like flys
Sean Jacobs
Sean Jacobs - 9 दिन पहले
Nailed it!
gravilo pricip
gravilo pricip - 12 दिन पहले
i could really go for a fat line of oxy right now !!
Freddy Vasquez
Freddy Vasquez - 12 दिन पहले
they should get Al Pacino and Johnny Depp haha
Zaki Cabdullah
Zaki Cabdullah - 12 दिन पहले
Anyone remember drones killing Afghan people for the past years. Anyone? Well basically this is KARMA. Straight from Afghanistan with love from your loco dope dealer the brave American military, to help you live the American nightmare.
iron clad
iron clad - 12 दिन पहले
Blood for the blood god bears for the bear throne!
Dan Josef
Dan Josef - 12 दिन पहले
Omar Comin'!
Oh, indeeeeed
Nicole Nox
Nicole Nox - 12 दिन पहले
This is the genius of John Oliver. Take the most important weapon away from them, their anonymity
8alot4t - 9 दिन पहले
We Brits were so shocked and saddened when we discovered that he was moving to the States. He was so popular there too. But then when I discovered that CNN was available on CNN I was over the moon as he performs even better on this kind of show. He has me almost wetting myself sometimes.
Leo F
Leo F - 12 दिन पहले
why is the Kermit video from 2008?
Namukolo Siyumbwa
Namukolo Siyumbwa - 12 दिन पहले
Capitalism in the USA, folks.
Walter Jones
Walter Jones - 12 दिन पहले
Sackler should get the death penalty. PLease...
Sean O'reilly
Sean O'reilly - 12 दिन पहले
This is John Oliver’s best. Corruption corrodes humanity.
Tink Ertime
Tink Ertime - 13 दिन पहले
If a doctor prescribed Vicodin for post operative pain, and the patient then became addicted to heroine it would be considered fairly ridiculous to blame the manufacturer and marketing people right?
What DOCTOR Richard Sackler and family did was mask, hide, camouflage, lie, and use any other deceitful practice available with their already vast fortune to INTENTIONALLY market the most highly addictive pain medication in history!
That drug has destroyed lives, and the aggressive marketing is no less than a premeditated action to the degree that premeditated murder should at least be considered! I know the legal elements would not be met, but at least considered is what I'm saying!
I now have no doubt that at least one person with their confirmation bias will chime in with a comment to the effect that nobody forced these people to take OxyContin! After all this is a capitalist society right?
Oddball - 13 दिन पहले
These people are rich enough to be beyond the law. Sadly, nothing will stick to the Sackler family.
Tink Ertime
Tink Ertime - 13 दिन पहले
Dr. Richard Sackler is a uhhhhhhhhh......to be dragged behind a few horse for ohhhhhh about...ten days?
11pakegmail.com - 13 दिन पहले
se7en - 13 दिन पहले
Google rothchilds and rockafella family's.
se7en - 13 दिन पहले
You make out like this family is rich and would use their wealth to shape humanity to benefit them. Almost like there is rich elite that shape humanity in some kind of new world order.
Abby Lee
Abby Lee - 13 दिन पहले
I'm from Kentucky and my dad is a former addict of opioids that started after oxy so the fact that this family was able to pay some money and walk away makes me angry. Most of all how this man doesn't even know that he and his family has almost single-handedly destroyed eastern Kentucky and doesn't care really angers me.
se7en - 13 दिन पहले
2.2k people are fucking spastics.
Ronan Rogers
Ronan Rogers - 13 दिन पहले
The Sackler’s are clearly from a different tribe
Marie Kraemer
Marie Kraemer - 13 दिन पहले
john oliver telling me that kermit is a top changed my life. also gave me a sense that a lot of people ask john whether hes a top or a bottom.
Daniel Hatchman
Daniel Hatchman - 13 दिन पहले
It’s the governments job to regulate drugs. I mean clearly this guy is an arsehole, but he’s just doing what you would expect him to do.
Alex Damian
Alex Damian - 13 दिन पहले
I love me some oxycontin
Tammie Rice
Tammie Rice - 14 दिन पहले
Wish all this had been stopped before my daghter died.✌💖🙏to all who've lost someone to these demons
Tammie Rice
Tammie Rice - 12 दिन पहले
@Paul Burley thanks for carring.✌💖🙏
Paul Burley
Paul Burley - 12 दिन पहले
So sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine your pain. I watched this with rage increasing by the minute. Your post immediately turned it into heartache. There just aren't words.
Tyron C
Tyron C - 14 दिन पहले
Its official; If John Oliver uses "Skirted" in a sentence, its a word. #SkurtSkurt
Alex T
Alex T - 14 दिन पहले
John Oliver, thank you for taking another look at this crisis. I created a short stop-motion animation video that talks about how to spot an overdose and what you can do you to help at https://youtu.be/QMepqQ-bsaE
howdy ho!
howdy ho! - 14 दिन पहले
They're taking our drugs
Alpin Art
Alpin Art - 15 दिन पहले
I just realized how much paper this show wastes
Devin Gonzalez
Devin Gonzalez - 15 दिन पहले
Doctors will give you what you want. it's the patients and you know it.
Heather Wade
Heather Wade - 15 दिन पहले
And yet when I seriously injured my foot and ankle, I was in legitimate severe pain, could not walk and was openly weeping due to the multiple ripped tendons and ligaments, I could not get anyone to give me a damn Vicodin prescription. My foot and ankle was red, tender, and very swollen yet none of the doctors believed I was in enough pain. Enough pain?!? The doctors are so scared of the opioid epidemic now it’s going the other way. So Oliver’s next video will be about people NOT getting the prescriptions they need.
bapfreak - 15 दिन पहले
Yeah, real cute. Sure, there are addicts but there are also people in legitimate long term pain. Denying or reducing pain medication is tantamount to torture. Read "A Nation in Pain" written by a doctor who experienced neglect as a pain patient. I like a lot of John Oliver's older episodes for being logical and fair. This comedian, the DEA, and legislature needs to feel never ending pain. NSAIDs, steroid injections, chiropractic treatment, message therapy, physical therapy, yoga, and even surgery only go so far. Yeah, pain doesn't kill people's bodies, only their mind and soul so it's not really important.
Sharon Jensen
Sharon Jensen - 15 दिन पहले
Nancy Reagan and Mr. T? Well, that's something you don't see every day.
copperdaylight - 16 दिन पहले
americans: damn these mexicans and niggas, polluting our streets withs drugs and crimes
*pops painkillers to mouth furiously*
Tony P
Tony P - 16 दिन पहले
Once again, a video about the opioid crisis completely misses the point. Saying that prevalence of drugs causes addicts is like saying social media causes eating disorders (yes they are influences but there's much more to it). We should absolutely hold people like the Sacklers accountable for their overwhelmingly horrid and enabling actions. But the opioid epidemic will not stop by finger wagging at suppliers. It stops by supporting addictions treatment and preventative care. It might sound weird but not everybody who takes a drug becomes addicted to it. There often must be deep unhealed emotional and psychological injury for someone to become susceptible to addictions. If you can see the opioid crisis as epidemic of emotional wounds and learn to treat it, then you can control the crisis through support programs, addictions treatment, therapy and preventative care. There is life after addiction and recovery is possible. The people I have met in addictions recovery are some of the kindest, most compassionate, sensitive and strong people I have ever met.
Edit: grammar
jim jim
jim jim - 16 दिन पहले
just get your opioid vaccination you will be fine
TheProfessor936 - 17 दिन पहले
John Oliver, you need to to an Opioid III episode that sheds light on us overlooked chronic pain patients. We've been collateral damage on the fight on the opioid crisis. So many of us are suffering because of the government overreach. As a disabled veteran, I must help spread the word about my fellow brothers and sisters. They are committing suicide because of their pain medication being taken away. The VA is pushing hypnosis, yoga, and aroma therapy to treat people for pain. No form of hypnosis is going to relieve me of pain from four enlarged discs, two that are torn. My mother, who is suffering from colon cancer, is being pressured to reduce her medication, that she now has to drive a four hour round trip monthly, because the DEA is pressuring doctors.
Taylor Neal
Taylor Neal - 17 दिन पहले
Jail isn't for rich people, silly.
Sharon Jensen
Sharon Jensen - 15 दिन पहले
Says who? No one should be exempt.
NPC #001876594
NPC #001876594 - 17 दिन पहले
Slight correction. That old school cocaine medicine came in a gum gel. You rub it on your gums and both they and the teeth go numb. So, it does basically the same thing, but instead of a numb nostril/throat, nasty nasal drip and constant sniffing, you just have numb gums and teeth and a godawful taste in your mouth. Snorting isn't the only way to consume cocaine, John.
Padfoot Montgomery
Padfoot Montgomery - 17 दिन पहले
Richard kind for next joker
Caged Egg
Caged Egg - 17 दिन पहले
Link to Sackler Gallery. SacklerGallery.com
TerminalCarrion - 17 दिन पहले
...can we sign all these guys to play sackler for a biopic and just change the actor every scene?
Blipps - 17 दिन पहले
The only answer is to legalise all drugs
Louis Boylan
Louis Boylan - 17 दिन पहले
"59 deaths? - Not too bad." Reminds me of; "3.6 roentgen? - Not great, not awful." Words spoken by men who know full well the damage they were doing but genuinely thought it was worth it for what they stood to gain personally.
DesertDaisy Marie
DesertDaisy Marie - 17 दिन पहले
Actually I had OxyContin for my back injury and it worked quite well.. I got moved onto other meds though.. My back injury is neuropathic and it was with other non narcotic analgesia.. I have to see a pain specialist and have very strict controls in place for my meds.. Australia is good like that 😊
DesertDaisy Marie
DesertDaisy Marie - 10 दिन पहले
Samhhain Cat I’m Australian so I’m incredibly well supported in my healthcare needs ❤️🇦🇺 Also the people that would blame me are sad people who don’t understand the nature of degenerative spinal diseases.. The degenerative disease has caused the injury but I cope knowing that if I need a doctor I don’t have to sell a kidney to get treatment 👍🏻
Samhhain Cat
Samhhain Cat - 17 दिन पहले
You mean you have a healthcare system to support you in your medicine regimen? What a concept. Too bad Americans can't seem to get it through their fucking heads and instead blame the sick person. There are people in this very comment section that would blame you for getting the injury in the first place.
MythosSeeker - 18 दिन पहले
7:20 Aaaaaaaaaand now my balls hurt
MythosSeeker - 18 दिन पहले
1:39 No, it's definitely not lamer than a drug company parodying Rap God by Eminem. Not even close to being lamer than that shit
SheyD78 - 18 दिन पहले
Wow, incredible job by Keaton. I could definitely see him in a movie about this. Wish the problem wasn't equally real. Corporate america at its finest, although I wonder if profits are still growing now. Of course, now we see the real power behind the throne.......HBO, pulling strings and manipulating people into putting out their message!!! (Great job to all, loved it)
Below Me
Below Me - 18 दिन पहले
The producer asked "what actor do you want to portray Richard Sackler?"
John Oliver: Yes
Kate LOL
Kate LOL - 18 दिन पहले
The rap at the beginning. If I'm the only one, did anyone hear the beat for rap god? Like copied beat? Like exact weird noise?????
Tink Ertime
Tink Ertime - 18 दिन पहले
Kinda like cops investigated by cops for wrongdoing?
Sharon Jensen
Sharon Jensen - 15 दिन पहले
Bad boys, bad boys Whatcha gonna do?
Noobster - 18 दिन पहले
another reason to be happy to live in europe :)
Samhhain Cat
Samhhain Cat - 17 दिन पहले
Or literally any other civilized country. I'm grateful to be Canadian, but scared as shit to be so close to these wackos with guns that will soon want our water and oil.
King Damon
King Damon - 18 दिन पहले
0:56 So how long until Eminem sues them
SuperJohn12354 - 18 दिन पहले
Would love if you would Last Week Tonight on Cannabis - the new snake oil of the 21st century and its psychotic effect, like it can trigger schizophrenia in 19% of the population or the fact the emergency wards are being over run with people over dosing or addicted, if you think opioid companies are bad Cannabis companies are using the playbook of 1950's cigarette companies.
Samhhain Cat
Samhhain Cat - 17 दिन पहले
Hello, the 1950s called and they want their Reefer Madness Propaganda back.
NickyL - 18 दिन पहले
Are insurance companies covering detox programmes? They should be.
Samhhain Cat
Samhhain Cat - 17 दिन पहले
Hahahahahahhahahahahahaha. This is America. Hell no. They will defend the billionaire and blame the victim till the end of time.
Watcher Dave
Watcher Dave - 19 दिन पहले
The Corporate World is run by Sociopaths. Change my mind.
Samhhain Cat
Samhhain Cat - 17 दिन पहले
***The World is.
Crazymota - 19 दिन पहले
Michael McKean would've been perfect
violentauntie - 19 दिन पहले
Sacklers are filthy scum. Destroy them.
James Stewart
James Stewart - 19 दिन पहले
I'm surprised #dirtyoledon
hasn't nominated #dicksack (thankyou @KornnerStudios)
to be head of the FDA
one of the "best people"...
Alyssa Koops
Alyssa Koops - 19 दिन पहले
Please next time put a link to the first video of the topic, for professionallity's sake, i know its easy to look up
ShinyPrettyFancy - 19 दिन पहले
How did he not call him Dick Sackler ?
Spondoolie - 19 दिन पहले
The people responsible for the opioid crisis are the junkies.
It's not big pharma's fault, it's not your doctor's fault .... it's your fault. You make the dumbass decision to suck dick for heroin so you can inject it in your veins and be a dirty ass bum.
Take responsibility for your own situation and get clean.
Jen B
Jen B - 19 दिन पहले
John Oliver - does if fucking AGAIN. Well Done & Let's hope the lawsuits STICK. The Public has been harmed and the public should be given Justice.
NickyL - 19 दिन पहले
It’s the system to blame, your Doctors and Pharmacists, they are the ones with the professional responsibility to ensure to appropriate use. The drug companies wouldn’t have done it so easily without their lack of care. In Britain there are no drug ads on TV, most GPs are too busy to bother with salespeople, and there is more central purchase and monitoring. Patients themselves have not used common sense. Drugs here are free or minimal cost to the patient we don’t seem to have quite the same problem. Doctors find it easier to say no. I have only ever been given an opiate when in hospital for a couple of days after a back operation, I didn’t get given any to come out with.
Jacob Prim
Jacob Prim - 19 दिन पहले
Richard kind, Gilbert Godfrey's twin brother
Andra Manda
Andra Manda - 19 दिन पहले
8:58 what’s up with January 31 2019 a date that didn’t arrived yet?
Shyawn - 19 दिन पहले
Kermit isn't a top you fool, he spends literally his entire life with a guys arm elbo deep in him... You can't get much more bottom than that!
Jack Towers
Jack Towers - 20 दिन पहले
HBO: what are we gonna do with all this money we have left after GOT
John Oliver: *........well.....*
Orvo Shaboinger
Orvo Shaboinger - 20 दिन पहले
It’s fucked that we share a border with people who think commercials like that are “okay” the wall is needed on our Canadian border to keep you stupid fucks out!!
Veronica Dixon
Veronica Dixon - 20 दिन पहले
19:00 , I recognize that voice from somewhere, what was that guy in
SmittenKitten - 20 दिन पहले
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but cocaine was used for toothaches because it's a great numbing agent. They still use it during surgery. They didn't snort it for a toothache.... 😂
rudemedic - 20 दिन पहले
Fun fact: Cocaine has the rare quality of being an analgesic (pain relief) that is a vasoconstrictor (reduces blood flow). So some ENT and maxillofacial surgeons still use it, due to the vascular nature of facial injuries.
Crazycat Lady
Crazycat Lady - 20 दिन पहले
The site (sacklergallery.com) has been hacked ... :(
nafia morris
nafia morris - 20 दिन पहले
unless oliver is willing to point out that big pharma is owned by almost exclusively jewish families who push drugs into the white community these days in the form of "opioids" just as they did with crack in the black community, he is a spineless cunt who won't name the evil, instead choosing to engage in gaslighting by pointing to "something else" as the cause.
Jenny Shull
Jenny Shull - 20 दिन पहले
Wait until they see how much their fine is for littering. 11:06 that’s not a picture of Richard Sackler that is a picture of a person paid to be Richard Sackler.
I can’t live on Billions of dollars, it’s not enough money to be the foundation of my Trillion Dollar house I barley live in. Why would I live in a house that only cost Trillions of Dollars? I own the bloody Moon and not just the one that orbits the Earth.
Bordelll - 20 दिन पहले
I don’t understant how being top/bottom is relevant, when all you have is a cloaca.
Joe Qiao
Joe Qiao - 20 दिन पहले
You know, that's a good question
Ben Ward
Ben Ward - 20 दिन पहले
So, in effect, they're killing people en masse and just don't give a shit unless they start loosing money. Sounds like the standard capitalist America the world knows.
Josh Horley
Josh Horley - 21 दिन पहले
DOB clearly had a hand in writing the bear bit
MrJohnnydublin - 21 दिन पहले
The same amount of US soldiers died in the 14 years of the Vietnam war as died of opium abuse last year
Jorden Martz
Jorden Martz - 21 दिन पहले
Gavriel Budvietas
Gavriel Budvietas - 21 दिन पहले
Fake news... Kermit is obviously a bottom