Alex Gibney – “The Crime of the Century” & How the Opioid Epidemic Was Manufactured | The Daily Show

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Published on May 7, 2021

Filmmaker Alex Gibney reveals the reason he titled his HBO documentary about the opioid crisis “The Crime of the Century,” breaks down Perdue’s role in the epidemic and shares his thoughts on the future of health care. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #AlexGibney

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  • laalaa99stl 6 months ago

    The Sacklers still don’t acknowledge the ruin that they’ve wrought. It’s galling that they offered just $4.3B to settle their bankruptcy and make all other civil suites go away. They should have to forfeit every last penny of their $11B in blood money — to compensate relatives of the 500K+ people who’ve died in the epidemic or for rehab or for some combination of both.

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  • Niels 6 months ago

    Thought it was John Malkovich in the thumbnail.

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  • Somber Tempest 6 months ago

    “Coincidence? I think NOT”

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  • Andrew Brewer 6 months ago

    T.Noah has hoodie of every color for every sitch…. love it.

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  • ian wong 6 months ago

    usa is more and more turning into third world country. guns death, insurection, fox news, qanon & racist insane political party, etc.

    i live in third world country and it feels like paradise here compared to whats going on there.

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  • Antoine Margerit 6 months ago

    John Malkovich, truly a fascinating method actor

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  • The Internaut 6 months ago

    Seventh!

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  • Metonymy1979 6 months ago

    No justice. Being rich is more important than ruining millions of people’s lives. They don’t have to deal with any consequences.

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  • SailorMoon 6 months ago

    Opioid is a serious drug addiction problem is this country and that’s a fact.

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  • PROFF: JOHN EINSTEIN KOENIGSEGG 6 months ago

    Updated

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  • Ixie Pixie 6 months ago

    This is surreal…

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  • Justin Williams 6 months ago

    I need to know where he gets his hoodies

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  • Max Ziebell 6 months ago

    I click on this because I thought John Malkovich was on the show…

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  • sean kuhn 6 months ago

    Please do a video on why you belive in the future?

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  • sean kuhn 6 months ago

    Why are the department of justice personel involed and the law makers Not regulating drug companies get Life sentences? Why do you belive in their future?

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  • Unity Ra 6 months ago

    Wu Saw. Loving kind loving kindness. No more rage bc there is no justice. Loving kindness loving kindness breath. I’m a kind Divergent, I am embody love not the wrath of mother nature.

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  • Diana SUNSHINE Wulf 6 months ago

    And in 10 years we will be interviewing people about the VACCINE CRISIS brought to you by the SAME GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

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  • Lotus Roti 6 months ago

    Blue Hoodie <3

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  • Unity Ra 6 months ago

    As The Divergent in Chief and the Commander of the Planetary Armada I feel it is my responsibility to execute divine retribution. We have a situation with the planet where humanity has been taken hostage by a foreign entity. Basically what we are dealing with is an alien invasion of consciousness. Whoever controls the consciousness controls the planet. There are many layers of mind control programming but what makes me the most angry is the LOOSH harvesting from people who take OPIOIDS and the LOOSH these aliens take from the torture of children. We have to descend my army of angels onto the Earth plane like MYCELIUM LIGHTNING ROOTS. TO REACH INTO THE CREVASES OF DARKENESS TO EVICT THESE ENTITIES. I am prepared to do whatever it takes, using my armada. This species is not going to be used to SIPHON ALL THE PLANETS ENERGY.

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  • Patricia Campagna 6 months ago

    Trevor, you are a great teacher. Go, go, go.

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  • A P 6 months ago

    “Black and Hispanic people in rural areas don’t know how to go online” – Joe Biden

    Trevor Noah: *crickets*

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  • A P 6 months ago

    Trevor Noah: CNN puppet

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  • Stanley Kuria 6 months ago

    1st time here since Trump was removed from office 😅

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  • itshotinhouston 6 months ago

    The prison industry was in on this crime! The triangle held together by lobbyists were the wrongdoers (Purdue, etc), State legislators, and the prison contractors (Prison Construction, uniforms, services, medical, guards, commissary, and the whole Tough on Crime groups.)

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  • streaming service 6 months ago

    America is not a real place

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  • sexyfatbastid 6 months ago

    Fun fact:
    Alex Gibney & John Malkovich were separated at birth.

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  • Lua Veli 6 months ago

    They killed Eric Garner for selling loose cigarettes on the street. But rich white folks selling drugs and killing 500.000 Americans can get away with it and even continue ? I remembered the words of Bryan Stevenson:

    “Our criminal justice system treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent.”

    In my humble opinion the USA has one of the most corrupt, broken, unjust “justice systems” in the world. What a shame…

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  • VALKYR 6 months ago

    hey, if it’s managed by white people it’s not a cartel it’s just pharma LLC

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  • Mesud abdishakur 6 months ago

    Trevor as usual drops poms

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  • William O'Reiler 6 months ago

    The Sackler’s pulled the same stunt with Quaaludes in the ’70’s, this wasn’t opportunistic nefariousness, this was their M.O. my dudes.

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  • Troy Moten 6 months ago

    And yet Trevor is pushing vaccines and still thinking the FDA, CDC and vaccine manufacturers have our best interests in mind. Horrendous.

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  • Ojos Media 6 months ago

    Now you critized big pharma? but you are all on board for vaccine passports.
    Trevor, you are ok with diving society in to people that buy their freedoms from big pharma an the ones that do not .Kind of cynical for somebody growing up in apartheid….

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  • Osaremhen Ikhiledsdss 6 months ago

    The Intractable Pain Treatment Acts provided regulatory relief for physicians prescribing opioids and reduced the perceived risk of prescribing opioids. Providers were told they were neglecting the pain Americans were experiencing which challenged the Do No Harm Principle hence, increased prescription of opioids. Again, when you stop prescribing opioids, you increase black market perpetuation of opioids.

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  • dan vasarella 6 months ago

    These Purdue people should have to go live on the streets of Kensington Pennsylvania with the addicts there. That place would make the devil sad

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  • Tyst Kanin 6 months ago

    I hadn’t heard of this doc yet and now I’m excited to see it

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  • Jo DeBerry 6 months ago

    Noah!!!!!! Go back to the studio !!!

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  • Rag Narok 6 months ago

    Ok so, did anyone else scroll in their feed and think Trevor was talking to Patrick Stewart?

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  • dogydog247 6 months ago

    I became Addicted to percocet 30 after seeing my friend overdose. I couldn’t take the pain and did more percs to num myself so I could deal with the pain and sadness. Please pray for me

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  • Kongolox 6 months ago

    Well done murica! keep it up!

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  • Diana 6 months ago

    “If the penalty for a crime is a fine, then that law only exists for the lower class.”

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  • Christel Headington 6 months ago

    Are any of those crying about Biden wanting to hold back the patents on the COVID vaccines ?

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  • roberta henry 6 months ago

    oh come on, all this has been out there, its just more money made

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  • roberta henry 6 months ago

    i did like more details

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  • Cynde Sadler 6 months ago

    It would be so great if documentaries like this were available in other places than (for example) HBO

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  • Tempo Wars 6 months ago

    Trev: big pharma bad
    Trev: take vaccines

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  • Trinity Darling 6 months ago

    This is incredible, thank you for shinning a light on the topic!! This is a huge and deadly American issue that needs to be addressed and fixed ASAP!

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  • Sara 6 months ago

    No, the real crisis is non-drug abusers with chronic health conditions cant get meds we need because of these druggies.

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  • abcddcba09 6 months ago

    There’s another problem that not many talk about in that regard: Doctors prescribing such drugs as if they’re giving out candies. Many doctors nowadays have become pharma salesmen. There’s a whole other story behind this where pharmaceutical companies sponsor doctors and reward them in many ways, such as sending them on vacations to attend pharma “conferences”. The health care system in most countries has become trash!

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  • Cherry Crush 6 months ago

    This issue deserves it’s own episode.

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  • Aaron Grube 6 months ago

    Why does this have dislikes.

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  • Daedalus Wyss 6 months ago

    But even more important than the opioid crisis, I want to know how Alex Gibney did in the John Malkovich look-alike contest!

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  • Teddy Bear 6 months ago

    The souls of the Sackler family members and those of Perdue’s employees who participated in making “The Crime Of The Century” possible will pay for their behavior. I’m glad that I’m not one of them.

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  • Jason Le 6 months ago

    Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe gives a detailed depiction of the Sacklers family.

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  • Ovenmitttt 6 months ago

    Vincenzo

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  • MonkeyJedi99 6 months ago

    I feel fortunate that I was raised to avoid taking meds I didn’t need. The beatings worked, folks, and not a single “participant” trophy in sight.

    This whole situation is so criminal, and there are a lot of wealthy people in need of jail time (or maybe shallow graves in the forest?)
    Big fines are deceptively comforting moves. The money never goes to the actual injured parties (or their surviving families), but instead to the big pile of money the government gets to play with.

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  • MonkeyJedi99 6 months ago

    Alex Gibney would be believable as John Malkovitch’s younger brother.

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  • Nishant Lakdawala 6 months ago

    That’s John malkovich

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  • Marc van Swoll 6 months ago

    How is it that the USA can not get their sh++t together? I Live on a Dutch Island called Bonaire in the Caribbean. Our health and care system is just awesome. Everything is payed for, and I mean everything!

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  • Timothy Liu 6 months ago

    These are the real conspiracies people should be getting worked up about, not some nonsense

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  • Anna Dibba 6 months ago

    and they wonder why we refuse to take the covid vaccines. i live in africa and nobody will put a man made vaccine into my body- especially one from the west. i dont care what the government says or tries to lure us to take it.

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  • shubhangi ptl 6 months ago

    Bill gates is devil in a disguise.

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  • Julian Cuny 6 months ago

    So cool to see John Malkovitch transition successfully into documentary

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  • Julian Cuny 6 months ago

    So cool to see John Malkovich transition successfully into documentary

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  • Joshua Kunda 6 months ago

    War on drugs occurs =>> Invade Afghanistan =>> Largest producer of poppy flowers ==> years later Opiod pandemic. Lol it’s crazy people only figuring this out now😂

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  • Jamila Jones 6 months ago

    Another example of the devastation wrought by corporations, all the privileges of a person and NONE of the accountability!

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  • Shelley Milne 6 months ago

    Yes! These are critically important conversations that are long overdue!! What we call “healthcare” in the U.S. has become a massive business that profits from chemical dependency and chronic pain of the very people who trust them to care for their health and well-being. More and more healcare practitioners and patients are waking up to the realization that it’s an ineffective, inefficient, and horrendously corrupt system that feeds on fear and needs to be overhauled. Those complicit in keeping people sick in exchange for wealth and power will eventually be brought to justice and held accountable. Sadly, however, far too many people are suffering needlessly in the meantime. Truth will inevitably prevail and someday we’ll create a system focused on empowering and teaching people how to create physical and mental wellness. People will learn to take responsibility for their own health and healing instead of outsourcing it to those whom we currently (mis)place our collective trust. Someday, integrity, honor, and transparency will be required for our leaders and our healers will no longer be hamstrung by corporate and government interests that profit from illness. I trust that humanity will evolve toward restructuring systems designed to benefit the masses, not just those at the very top of the food chain.

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  • Wolfspaule 6 months ago

    This is a real conspiracy, but no one cares.

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  • ThePinkBinks 6 months ago

    Stop advertising drugs on TV.

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  • Jo Mo 6 months ago

    Vote for change not party…

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  • Jiji Thattil 6 months ago

    Why does he look like John Malkovich?

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  • Carlos Legarda 6 months ago

    He’s a Cross between John Malkovich and Anderson Cooper

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  • Lena Wagenfuehr 6 months ago

    Um, Gibney if you read the Hippocratic Oath, you’d know that “do no harm” isn’t in it…
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/first-do-no-harm-201510138421

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  • Taurusman tv 6 months ago

    Corruption in high places,yet you get locked up up for a few ounces of marijuana or worse be killed by law enforcers

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  • Norma Forsyth 6 months ago

    And part of that oath means for doctors to also stop refusing to prescribe opioids to people who are helped by them.
    Forcing them into ineffective, FAR riskier “procedures” or pushing acetaminophen and ibuprofen, which are proven toxic to the body, especially long term and in the quantities necessary to do the job of smaller doses of opioids (virtually zero toxicity), is the real crime and that’s on the FDA (and DEA.)
    If you want to lessen the # of people taking opioids, STOP forcing people to work ’round the clock, running their health into the ground or breaking their backs, only to leave them unable to live decent and happy lives anyway!

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  • Jeff Hodge 5 months ago

    When The Feds find a big-dollar crime, just give them a cut of the action, and they will pound sand and destroy the evidence, which makes The Feds complicit.

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  • Herr von Boi 5 months ago

    comment for some rhythm or something, u know

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  • Dloin 5 months ago

    Well if the Soviet Union would have been a corporation Stalin would have gotten a deal and gulags would just be private prisons.

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  • Lloyd Christmas 5 months ago

    I wish the Perdue family lives in South Carolina & can somehow be the first contestants on SC’s “death row firing squad!” ☠️

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  • Anna Garnica 5 months ago

    So shocking. The corruption and profit motive just permeate everything. Makes you wonder… could there be any of this corruption and corporate greed around the latest experimental drug big pharma, the media they own (i.e. ALL the media — just count the pharmaceutical commercials on cable news!) and the government are pushing these last few months? The one that lets these very same pharmaceutical companies get away with absolutely NO legal liability? No matter how many people die or are injured by these drugs? Hmm… I wonder… 🤔

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  • Agah Mendoza 5 months ago

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  • Hi Okay 5 months ago

    I say doc should go to jail !!! If a police officer could get in trouble for firing his weapon then a doctor should get arrested for writing a prescription to some one that Is addicted to drugs

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  • Hi Okay 5 months ago

    DOCTORS NEED TO BE Held accountable

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  • Paul Glotzer 5 months ago

    I really wanted to love (or even like) this interview and was thinking where I could access the documentary. But starting with his first anecdote about the FDA application reviewer, Gibney comes across as an unsophisticated fool who studied hard for his SAT vocabulary tests — A modern day Cliff Claven.

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  • QueerBallsInMyButt 5 months ago

    it started with Obama

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  • Debbie Merritt 5 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed how low Trevor’s volume is? The videos are always quieter than other YouTube videos, but Trevor is especially quiet here, even compared to Alex Gibney.

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  • Jay Joshi 5 months ago

    Focus on how physicians are exploited.

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  • Jachin Patlur 5 months ago

    We don’t have Capitalism in healthcare, we have Cronyism in health care

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  • Susan Ross 5 months ago

    So tired of companies treating consumers as things and not as people. I don not want to be used anymore by big companies.

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  • Eddie Hill 5 months ago

    Walter White = mid-level dealer??

    somebody hasn’t seen Breaking Bad…

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  • Kevin Luo 5 months ago

    Coincidence? I think not!
    Hotel? Trivago

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  • dumvivimus 5 months ago

    The United States is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

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  • Dawood Faris 5 months ago

    Hey … talk about Jerusalem… it’s the biggest crime in the history 😒

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  • Lynne Hand 5 months ago

    Opioids can provide great relief for people in extreme pain, but the way they were marketed in the US (and other countries) is a crime against humanity.

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  • Bakhtawar Taimoor Ahmed 5 months ago

    Even the daily show won’t show the atrocities being committed in Sheikh Jarrah right now because it’s the IDF commiting these atrocities against Palestinian civilians. Hypocrites. If it were the other way around, all we would see is coverage of that. Shame on CNN, NBC, Fox News and the others that don’t cover such acts of Apartheid

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  • greg gantt 5 months ago

    When these big companies and corporations do get fined, no matter how much the fine is, it is nothing compared to how much money they have made off the product(s) they are being over. Also, what happens to the tens,if not hundreds, of billions of dollars paid in fines by these companies and corporations in the past. How do we even know that they pay these fines? Who collects this money? And what do they do with it? Only in a very few occasions has it actually gone to the people that should have gotten it!

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  • Adrienne Orr 5 months ago

    Wow to everything this guy said

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  • VodkaHindJelly 5 months ago

    When will the USA admit that vulture capitalism is the source of most of your problems?

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  • Sine K. 5 months ago

    Can someone please inform me: What I don’t get is that doctors prescribe these pills, right? But they should know that they are addictive! Why do they prescribe them so much?

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  • Flanamac 5 months ago

    Until the rich are held accountable for their crimes we are pretending we live in a democracy. Money rules, inherited wealth makes a noble class that has privilege over regular citizen. This is unacceptable. Vote for your best life, not to coddle the rich.

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  • Elisabeth B. 5 months ago

    This is old news. It was called “conspiracy theory” before whenever it was talked about as people didn’t want to believe nor investigate on their own.

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  • Gloria.o. Umezurike 5 months ago

    What can i say , Hopefully that one day this kinds of documentary will be made available to peoples that are in needs to see it and study it , Just to know that it exist .

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