TRUMP COMES THROUGH ON THE OPIOID CRISIS (BUT NOT REALLY) 10/26/2017 Trevor unpacks how opioid addiction has escalated to a public health crisis and explains why President Trump hasn't lived up to his campaign promise to fight the epidemic.
Currently everyone is talking about the opioid crisis;
A crisis that has been essentially created by Big Pharma;
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Here you see that Big Pharma is paying politicians 250 million dollars so they can pass legislation to make enforcing drug laws more difficult (strangely enough bribery is OK if you call it "lobbying" despite it accomplishing the same goals as bribery)...
So politicians get paid to write laws for the people paying them and people wonder why things are getting worse. Plain madness.
Trump's plan releases a tiny amount of money for the opioid crisis (clearly not enough for any sort of real crisis)...
Trump seems to be using an opioid version of the abstinence argument, i.e. they are planning on telling people not to do opioids while, apparently, ignoring all its causes and problems from Big Pharma marketing them for $$$ (see article proofs below) to the culture of bribery and corruption in Washington DC that they gloss over by using innocent sounding names like "gerrymandering" (rather than election fraud) or "lobbying" (rather than bribing groups).
John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction.
Alternet Article: What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic
Alternet Article: How Big Pharma Is Making America's Opioid Crisis So Much Worse Why does a 30-day supply of the addiction treatment drug suboxone cost $500?
Alternet Article: My Grandmother Is a Drug Addict—and I Blame Big Pharma As Appalachia slowly rots from the inside, drug company execs and shareholders are making billions.
Big Pharma Continues To Use The Populace As Guinea Pigs For Money While The FDA Looks On