Colbert Links Big Pharma’s Sackler Family to America’s Opioid Crisis, Late Night with Stephen Colbert

They’ll get you on, then get you off. In the Late Night with Stephen Colbert September 14, 2018 episode (4:30 watch), “Colbert Links Big Pharma’s Sackler Family To America’s Opioid Crisis”, Colbert exposes the corrupt profit strategies of the family behind Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Oxycontin.

“The Sacklers and Purdue have faced hundreds of lawsuits including one right now by the State of Colorado which alleges that Purdue Pharma downplayed the risk of addiction associated with opioids, exaggerated the benefits, and advised healthcare professionals that they were violating their Hippocratic Oath and failing their patients unless they treated pain symptoms with opioids.”

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