The Opioid Crisis: Trump Blames Mexico & Big Pharma Blames Addicts | The Daily Show

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Published on February 20, 2019

While Donald Trump keeps pointing to the southern border as the source of America’s opioid crisis, U.S. doctors and pharmaceutical companies are behind aggressive efforts to prescribe patients highly addictive doses of drugs like oxycodone and fentanyl for excessive financial gain.

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  • zizinnnn 5 months ago

    you got us hooked, Trevor!

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  • Moonlit 5 months ago

    Someone tell President Dipshit that opioids are made by the pharmaceutical companies that conned the medical community into believing their product was super safe to begin with. Pair that with the crooked ass pill mill docs that flat out don’t care about pounding out high volumes of pills knowing their patients were abusing them. Why? Insurance picks up the tab.

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  • Alfredo Alcantar 5 months ago

    So weed is good got it .

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  • Taylor mana12345 5 months ago

    Pharmaceutical companies are just as evil as Mexican drug lords, the only difference is the legal aspects.

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  • Mr Moneysign 5 months ago

    😆😆😆😆

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  • Cornell Waters 5 months ago

    Isn’t it strange how Ted Cruze sucks up too Trump? A Canadian citizen, in charge of the southern border does not mention the Northern Border?

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  • Zwerdling Dribble 5 months ago

    You know who brings a lot of opiods over the border? Old white people

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  • Witnessing Obscura 5 months ago

    Capitalism …. yeah it’s what’s killing you.

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  • KuronoXD 5 months ago

    60 Oxycodone a day. Sounds like House levels of substance abuse.

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  • Ada Ghost 5 months ago

    When crack touched the black communities in the 80/90s … white america sent black people in mass to prison…
    But when white people are touched with opioid drugs … it is an emmergency …
    This is why america is a white suBpremacist country like brazil, russia, france …

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  • The One 5 months ago

    Everything is “Mexico” or “Obama” fault when it comes to Trump. I think I’ve seen it all now with Trump being President so nothing else surprises me.🤷🏽‍♂️

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  • Nerd Power Activate 5 months ago

    Sir Trevor Noah, I’m very addicted to you 🙂

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  • AJ 5 months ago

    blaming the addicts would have worked if it wasn’t for the fact that the addicts are primarily white.

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  • VandalAudi 5 months ago

    Y’know if Mexican Cartels started to smuggle cheap daraprim, insulin, fentanyl, and other criticial drugs,… people like El Chapo would be a seen liike Robin Hood.

    I like how to usual defense for pharma companies to act like drug cartels is…. we have a fiduciary responsibilty to our shareholders.

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  • Felipe Carrera 5 months ago

    I am a doctor and I cannot believe how there are physicians that with a straight face, with disregard for the well being of patients. Opioids are amazing drugs for the post operative pain management, for metastatic cancer but for tooth pain or moderate or mild pain? They should be in jail.

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  • Prachetas Patel 5 months ago

    Didn’t the Opiod crisis was due to pharma companies pushing them in the market?

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  • Sissy Goba 5 months ago

    Why don’t any of these guys ever go to jail because they’re white and rich

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  • 2721kitcat 5 months ago

    I’m addicted to Trevor Noah 😍

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  • Stan Bryan 5 months ago

    Capitalism is the worst of it all in my humble opinion.

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  • Kevin Franzen 5 months ago

    This is just like cigarettes with the producers.

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