Patrick Radden Keefe: The Story Of Purdue Pharma Is ‘A Crime Story’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

3. mai. 2021
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Patrick Radden Keefe joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss his new book “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” and describes how the Sackler family changed the perception of how dangerous and addictive opioids were, the “shocking” paper trail of “what they knew and when they knew it” and the billions in profit they pulled out of Purdue Pharma while the company “was engaged in criminal misconduct.”
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  • It is a fact that pharmaceutical medicine is responsible for more deaths in the western world than any other phenomenon. If you don’t believe that, take a look at the statistics. The statistics in America for healthy birthing procedures and live births is almost like that if the third world. The problem of OxyContin is almost as bad in Australia and as a prescription drug it ought to be banned.

    Michele KettMichele Kett7 dager siden

    JesusiskingJesusisking9 dager siden
    • Sackler family don't believe in Jesus Christ.

      Usama HasanUsama Hasan7 dager siden
  • DePew, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, put an Attune knee in me. They either used me as a human guinea pig or they put it in me knowing it would fail. There is NO third choice!

    ABBE RepairABBE Repair11 dager siden
  • F_cking drug dealers are scum.

    Sandy ButtSandy Butt11 dager siden
  • Crime families like the Sacklers should all be in prison and their assets from their crimes should be forfeited to the government.

    BobbieBobbie12 dager siden
    • 100% they should be in jail but they've bought off too many politicians and whoever gets in their way.

      j welshj welsh12 dager siden
  • still unrealized that there's actually a distributional system to economic facts, that sets the stage for whatever's produced determining who gets it's income. it's not merit only in other words that determines success. it's more so who defines merit that determines which efforts get rewards. which is how sackler became such a monster, since he fed into the narrative that business when it comes to medicine in america is not to be regulated. the distribution was consequently biased to run rough shod over concerns over equity. just in order to focus on whatever could claim to be efficient / effective!! as well unfortunately the same could be said about bankers' running similarly rough shod over the economy. in ways that allowed them to promote a business model called, wait for it, securitization!! in short we have become a destabilizing inequitable nation primarily due to the wrong way those who define merit have made rules that don't fit the facts. and if you don't believe that then explain at least to yourself how a recent president was known as a master builder, that nonetheless literally got financed by a money laundering bank!!

    Lloyd LittleLloyd Little12 dager siden

    greensmashgreensmash12 dager siden
  • What will the NY Met Museum of Art do about the Sackler Wing inside of the museum?

    Yvonne PlantYvonne Plant12 dager siden
  • WOW 😳 The vaccine is the bioweapon. Specifically, the spike protein is the bioactive weapon, and it is designed to spread from person to person, being transmissible from the vaccinated in order to infect the unvaccinated. People who are injected with the mRNA vaccine are having their bodies turned into bioweapons factories, churning out spike protein particles which they shed through their mouths and skin, infecting everyone around them. The spike protein is biologically active and causes blood clots, leading to strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism and infertility effects. We've finally figured out the exact mechanism of how this vaccine is designed to achieve global extermination. It's called a "self-replicating vaccine" because the vaccine spreads like a virus and infects everyone.

    greensmashgreensmash12 dager siden
  • Doctors had me hooked...I had LYME disease the whole time!! I almost died.

    Killer Bunny-rabbitKiller Bunny-rabbit12 dager siden
  • MSNBC FAKE NEWS, owned by china!

    coop awhipcoop awhip12 dager siden
  • Why take away the ones not addictive? *Please tell us why ALL PAIN Medication for veterans has been stopped?*

  • The penalty for drug cartels is the confiscation of all their assets and the assets of all the people in this cartel, share holders, board members, executives, etc. This would pay for universal health care for America.

    ruth depewruth depew12 dager siden
  • Just vote straight Democrat republicans are liars and racist justice matters

    Pablo VergaPablo Verga12 dager siden
  • Arrest them drug dealers keep reminding Justice Department

    Claudette FolsomClaudette Folsom12 dager siden
  • Oxycontin almost killed me. If hadn't made a special of myself that fateful day two years ago I believe that I would be dead by now. That stuff is wicked and will steal your Soul. You can't see what it is doing to your thought process and you become confused, scared and angry if you don't have any or are low because you took more than prescribed . THEN you start to go through withdrawal because you have a week to go before picking up your next bottle of oxycontin at the pharmacy. Many people then go to the streets looking to buy it or anything that will get you through the week. It's horrible and they KNEW IT WAS ADDICTIVE. I am a burn Survivor. 26 year's ago 52% of my body suffered 3rd , 4th and one area had 5th degree burns and I learned a lot about Chronic Pain and pain killer's. They should have there pharmaceutical license away for good.

    Toni OlsonToni Olson12 dager siden
  • 02:10 it's not incredibly complicated, it is fuelled by greed. The solution is going to be incredibly expensive and will take a long time, particularly in a healthcare system that is not geared to provide health, but relies on illness being prevalent, and that is interested only in profit. As for the Sacklers? They have gotten away with it. They will escape with their fortunes to sunnier climes and be none the worse off for their murder of hundreds of thousands.

    Kid MohairKid Mohair12 dager siden
  • Purdue is simply a poster child for the free-market health system.

    Richard ChristieRichard Christie12 dager siden
    • Deregulation is a beautiful thing for scamming the tax payers that have no loopholes

      Jaak SavatJaak Savat12 dager siden
  • Think about it... the annoyance and the money spent by the Pharma Co.'s, the Stock Market... the Federal Government, lobbyists, Doctors/Med. Insurance... just to profit both monetarily and Politically on the livelihood of the American Tax Payer... and that with only a fraction of those profits, America could be that much closer to a less deadly way to end pain, and we would have had Less Deaths.

    eltorocaleltorocal12 dager siden
  • Purdue and every other opioid-maker with this kind of business model should be forced to use their ill-gotten gains from these drugs to pay for all the wrongful deaths and the survivors' ongoing rehabilitation from these drugs, or go to prison like any other drug lord.

    tracy haletracy hale12 dager siden
    • Why not immediately seize all their assets? Who cares what they want - they are the criminals.

      Red AlertRed Alert12 dager siden
  • Pain or Addict? That's the choice?

    Pondart IncPondart Inc12 dager siden
  • Good old corporate greed. Brought to you by the same republicans who said giving the wealthy huge tax breaks would help working class Americans eventually.

    Ro GRo G12 dager siden
  • Let's not forget the thousands of corrupt doctors, pharmacies and distributors who aided and financially benefited from this. They., alongside the Sackler family and all company honchos involved, should be ARRESTED AND CHARGED. Licenses to practice medicine should be SUSPENDED PERMANENTLY and pharmacists that helped move the merchandise should be BANNED FOR LIFE.

    Luis LopezLuis Lopez12 dager siden
    • Heroin dealers go to jail, is there a parallel?

      Ron KRon K12 dager siden
  • Let's review ... The Sackler family are guilty of pushing a drug that has killed over 100K people but are unlikely to spent a femtosecond in jail for that and the fines and settlements will pail in comparison to the profit they made. Trump has used his wealth to get away with all manor of crimes his entire life and has yet to spend a femtosecond in jail for it. From one coast to the other very wealthy people know they can do whatever they wish and they will not only not pay for that in jail they will be permitted to profit from it. This is what the last five decades has given us from BOTH parties!

    Raptorman0909Raptorman090912 dager siden
  • ok, so sacler family needs to pay at least 10 billion dollars back and then some and perhaps some of the ceo's should have death penalty because they knowingly harmed millions for profit and lots of people's lives were ruined and they died. Death penalty would make a statement to other CEO's and rich billionaire's that it is not ok to do this kind of thing for profit. I bet any CEO of a company would think twice knowingly harming people in order to profit after that.

    SorbusAucupariaSorbusAucuparia12 dager siden
  • There's a huge drug problem in America most presume from the drugs coming across the border, fact is it's greedy pharma companies & family's like the Sacklers that are the cause..

    Kathleen hammettKathleen hammett12 dager siden
  • This was a crime and no one is accountable for it. Complete corruption. Thousands of ppl have died because of this. They broke the law and committed murder. The Sackler family and all of their sales people should be in jail.

    EL MAJEEL MAJE12 dager siden
  • These drug lords are killing our friends and neighbors and laughing all the way to the bank.

    Michael DollarMichael Dollar12 dager siden
  • Brilliant book. Evil family. Corrupt FDA officials and doctors, ad nauseum

    NarbuttaNarbutta12 dager siden
  • 🎯

    mary jonesmary jones12 dager siden
  • Thank you for your truth Laurence!!! 🤘😎 🤑

    Dan OzmatlanDan Ozmatlan12 dager siden
    • Sadly, the Sackler Family has their name everywhere as part of scrubbing the family name for polite society. I know they support the Guggenheim and have lots of buildings on prestigious college campuses with their name on them... but it's hard to get the stink off.

      s barrons barron12 dager siden
  • Pulling 10 billion out means insider trading in most circles.

    Raging MonkRaging Monk12 dager siden
    • Trickle di trickle da trickery done effects and deregulation

      Jaak SavatJaak Savat12 dager siden
    • This family are committing crimes they know they can get away with because they're rich and privileged. (Expensive Lawyers) help.

      j welshj welsh12 dager siden
  • People are still dying from Fox News lies. THAT matters more. pay attention.

    Michael LilesMichael Liles12 dager siden
    • people are still dying because of the opioid crises.

      NorebNoreb12 dager siden