Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently discussed the extent and root of the U.S epidemic of opioid addiction, and what role the pharmaceutical industry played in this epidemic. Purdue, the developer of Oxycontin, was singled out with a handful of other companies for their deceiving marketing tactics which helped to grow the estimated number of Americans abusing prescription opioid painkillers to over 2 million people. In true John Oliver style, it will leave you shocked, laughing and wondering… what the heck is a pot needle? Watch John Oliver’s opioid episode here. (Source: LastWeekTonight, 10/23/16)
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