tv Documentary RT July 23, 2020 7:30am-8:00am EDT
drug called oxycontin and they started a mere and falsely promoted that opioids were rarely addict maybe only one percent of the could you get addicted to no. that was not true. and it is not true and never was true that was a false statement and the other companies jumped on the bandwagon of making money and the false lies spread and the false marketing spread that they are guilty of about these tricks they cause this. i believe with every fiber of my being. back in 1906 the 1st promotional campaign for it was broadcasted we found it. we doctors were wrong in thinking that opioids can't be used long term they can be
and they should be we used to think they'd stop working all the patients would become addicts or they'd be sent to. these 6 cases show how wrong those fears were . in this little film the public was assured with certification the content would show no risk of addiction despite its high concentration in opium to make it believable a real doctor and real patients with this. feeling that this treatment usually reserved for patients in the terminal phase of cancer can be used without any danger for common pain. that you can enjoy every day you know you can really enjoy must say i have been on this new pain medication i have not missed one day of work and this medication does not turn you into a zombie it is turned me into an active person again. whereas addiction is the
1st known risk of an opioid the figures shown by pretty farmer a purely and simply are reliable some patients may be afraid of taking opioids because they are perceived as too strong or addictive but that is far from actual fact. less than one percent of patients taking opioids actually become addicted. since 1988 doctors have observed patients developing addiction yet in this internal memo an elaborate story keeps on encouraging us representatives to sell the cost miracle pill using bonuses premiums and all sorts of gadgets in only 5 years oxycontin went from 600000 prescriptions a year to more than 6000000. nowadays 30 pharma is the 1st company standing in accused in the lawsuit filed by the state of oklahoma in order to prove its responsibility the team relies on doc to kalani. in the 1st
6 years of the release of oxycontin produce sponsored 20000 educational programs across the united states they gave money to the professional societies to advocate for more opioids the organization that regulates hospitals took money from them the organization that regulates doctors in different states took money from them from all of these different directions we were told to prescribe much more the opioid lobby the manufacturers and distributors of opioids spent 880000000 dollars over a 10 year period the walking efforts for more cautious prescribing that they spent 8 times more than the gun lobby in the united states in has spent in trying to block gun regulations. the manufacturers of opiates are spending more money trying
to block regulations on opioids. and is disseminated year after year during that time the epidemic takes root in the shadows for so long the addiction of a 1000000 american citizens suddenly comes to light. this deane's with the most people showing up for treatment saying they're addicted to pills show up as read on the road. and this is 99. 2001. 2003. 200-520-0720 extension 09 what you can see is that in every state in the united states we've seen a very sharp increase in the number of people seeking treatment for addiction to prescription opioids big companies were aware that these pills were dangerous addictive of course and could kill people of course they would yes they were aware
of or they put out their drug and one of the drugs that started to get prescribed it was very clear early on there was a public health problem associated with this so there was overwhelming evidence that the products that were making them rich were killing people are going back we wanted to find the patients that testified in this that really johnny passed away in 2008 in an accident caused by oxycontin his wife confided he had become addicted to it lauren was addicted for years now she's free if it became addicted and was also found dead of a cardiac arrest 3 patients out of 6 had become addicted as for the doctor who appeared in the film here is his answer.
it's not acceptable to say i don't believe in using strong pain medications for chronic pain we need to stop saying this. our. heavenly father thank you for the mil who we have we love you so much tell chelsea we were over and all my family in jesus christ my prayer. 6 just sit. here with me in chelsea came here a lot but i just feel like she's here with me every time i come here i just feel her presence you know it makes me shine inside we struggle with this whole it's a daily thing you gotta let it go people say you have to let it go tell us tell us how you do time to kill. us.
if it happened to one person you know ok it was an accident this is by you. that's right. i mean i don't know what are thinking miles i really don't i would like to know what her thinking was how did she think that was helping. chelsea was 21 when she passed away the same age as kyle who's still struggling for his life. kyle has begun his 1st days of therapy at the center. in his struggle against the addiction only speech seems to be the hyper serenity. ok so what i want to do is look at the stuff that we this morning every single one of us through. all of us have. to go through. several of the guys that are in here. it's. they got injured
dad introduced him to the opiates and whenever they take the opiates they find out hey not only does this make me physically feel better but emotionally i feel better . so what of opiates. made me feel like a better person or. like i'd be in the house all day and then once i got high i could go out. we'll do whatever on a new. for. everybody else here is still the same thing you know i can relate to a lot of these people stories and it's just. a lot of a lot of love i don't feel alone anymore so. that's that's going to feel lot better .
under high surveillance away from his family and son he's following his treatment to be able to go back to the ranch. here every fall we thank you for this day look we think this we're about to receive we think this is just being on a 4 year stretch with it and i just can't seem to stop and. yeah it's highly addictive. why is it so hard to be sober because you have pain and. this is just now over i have feelings and. i mean. i would just get high and pass out. back.
i mean. are you done. for me went to church this morning you know the. problem. oh ok. well it's almost 12 so i'm going to run by and pick up cash and come out there to you so you can spend some time with him. good luck. to you too and i'll give you a call here after a little bit. ok bye. he said on better. his relationship with me his relationship with his brother. his relationship with the son karl's burned every bridge possible. even though he's her best the
most we still have to be someone's to be there for him and we don't there's times we don't want to so we have to set our feelings aside and support him. i think really the most difficult as far as anger is just knowing. all the all these companies know what their drugs are doing and they will say. you're so helpful when they're rooting more lives than the. elderly forward to talking to. that technology should work for people. i robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except we're such orders that conflict with the 1st law show your identification we should be very careful about artificial intelligence at the point all of us me is to trace evidence here.
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but if you tell us if you say you hate because of. the. message look cool and. let you know deep down to lick. them on. an ordinary i sat down i. never started as the mother and then as she did what i did i'm going to hate. it. i think the only time we've ever had any sort of opiates in my house was after my surgery last year. at that time we knew about it way ahead. we did yeah i assured my mom wouldn't let me take care of and i was so scared that's what they
prescribe him he had the same exact stuff that my brother got addicted to oxy artsy kind of cars. which the street name for that is roxy and they give you the exact same effect as heroin and according to my brother they're even more addicting that one and he had legitimate surgery and i freaked out i was like no you can't take these and here he had just had his appendix taken out he needed the hump and i didn't want him taking them because i wasn't going to go through this again. just like cauls family the whole country is in a state of awareness wanting to change things and contain the epidemic.
at the oklahoma university and then seen an aggressive alliance was formed researcher and rick allowed me lawyer reggie with me and doc to jason bateman they've all gathered to establish a common fight plan against every single laboratory. case. dr beaman has created the 1st college education program with the country on pain killers addiction. and also what provide education to all of the 1st priority from dentists doctors and back in the areas right then and there. we think that there. more to the result you were describing than any of our other initiatives i think the overwhelming response has been that the doctors that are graduating now and going out into practice are not person writing these and we've seen over 20
percent decline in perception in oklahoma over the last 2 years my medical students will never be involved in this overprescribing behavior and there are definitely some doctors have knowingly contributed to this problem they saw an opportunity to make money and they went for it but that's that's a very small minority vocal harmonies department of justice is also trying to stop those who are responsible like $1.00 of the richest families in the country the one that funds and controls the purse and hire. article i wanted to show you that appeared for bush about the sackler family and back in 2015 they had 14 bay and one of the richest families in the united states and they've sold more than 35000000000. dollars worth of oxy since it was really just. heard you find it was boarded 952 by the senate brothers. until then did name was
now known to the general public nowadays billionaires and very much appreciated by our company. made itself known as the patrons of museums such as the movie the guggenheim but without anyone making the connection between their fortune and their company michael barrett intends to make this truth. do you think they knew what they were doing sure they knew what they were doing. they knew exactly what they were doing they pleaded guilty to crimes and for all didn't lead with and knowingly crossing the north of the oxycontin that's resulted in the one thing for sure that they were my. i mean billions of dollars and they didn't hear. in 2007 the company pleaded guilty to the federal accusations of misleading marketing and false advertising condemned they paid over $635000000.00 in penalties
and continue to sell opioids. the sack clothes would never have been able to market this product without authorization the f.d.a. has to control and regulate every single drug put on the market it authorized the use of oxycontin as a painkiller without a problem. some of the same f.d.a. officials involved in regulating the drug. would wind up leaving f.d.a. and taking higher paying jobs for purdue pharma and other drug companies we call that the revolving door i think they should have figured out earlier than what was going on and to this day some of these same f.d.a. officials are still at the f.d.a. and rather than saying we made a horrible mistake we have to change our policies they haven't changed their policies they keep approving more opioids.
it's a big day for oklahoma the attorney general's teams are facing the lawyers of the 4 companies being seated a judge has to rule whether there's enough evidence to go to trial. approved pharmaceutical after johnson and johnson we sued the ones that we. did business and falsely marketed in oklahoma my goal was to let the truth come out i really hope this case goes to trial it's an enormous amount of money and they're going to fight to the death is what they've indicated. to to try to show that they didn't cause they're probably going to blame this on doctors and they're probably going to blame it on people like myself who got sick. we've probably got at least 20 lawyers for you know it would have been
a insta spend on the fancy billions to spend on lawyers and they have no limit on what they'll spin in these cases and ship lawyer they are here from the east coast and they try other to lie as much as they can. to years of investigation and hearings for the course of history to change but the time to reckoning is common for the 1st time for laboratories will be judged. as being responsible for the crisis. one day i think they would like us to stop. and go away but we're not we can't wait it's trial may of 2019 we're going to tee up for trial and we're looking forward to it we believe in our case i believe in our case with every fiber of my being and i look forward to trying this case if i were the 1st case in the nation set for trial and we've been getting calls from other states we will set the precedent if i will might some history on that matter
. good history. the lawyers of the fall laboratories duchesse despite our repeated demands for now none of them has accepted to meet with us. they were smiling how does that make you feel. bad for me. to see how much. that's a better answer that i. faced a mouth. that on never. was. all. i don't know what spin of all. since you were boyish. please you are scared of getting hooked on drugs. 'd that's my biggest worry are
now occurring that i think. it's been 3 months since cali integrated the ranch told his dad he is coming to an end he now has to leave find a new routine where paying kelis don't exist. now that i'm sober and or feel a lot better more confident. like my body doesn't hurt. healthy. after he left the ranch moved in with his mother for a while. he's now found a job and rents a flat where he can accommodate his son every day is a struggle. this
is the final battle the one that gets to decide the fate of nicole. her lawyer asked for just muscle of counts. the state of oklahoma once the lawsuit to go before a criminal court. i think she acted extraordinarily recklessly so what my goal is is to berks file a motion to allow that jury to hear all the other victims that died as a result from that which is off so the jury can get a picture of what she was doing here and there are still many. women died as it was why she should have been on the type of medication and each one especially diabetic . you think of the evidence has absolutely failed to show. this and. the law is very clear about what is a murder case and what is going on there's other cases involved. frankly with. egregious conduct in this. meeting you just see that make those or you just dismiss
it so are you confident. you're waiting for the doctor. should be brought in and could we have an interview with her maybe later as soon as the case is dismissed you know. all along the hearing dr nichols seems detached from the events surrounding her but they can look on her face she will never speak as if none of this were her concern . the judge has reached a ruling. dr nichols will be tried for murder and. it's an exceptional decision on the part of the american justice system the trial has to happen in a year or less from now on she's banned from practicing. doctor nichols on her lawyer have decided to plead not guilty.
i think it's a good thing she's going to have to get a course in how to answer for what she did wrong. it's going to have to answer in front of the jury and i know it added to manslaughter better please he didn't dismiss it she deserves she deserves you know to go before a jury trial see and see what's going to happen with her you know my daughter to serve that they used to prescribe all kinds of dangerous drugs that we now know were dangerous about at the time they were doing the best they could to treat their patients and now they're blaming one of their own victims. for doing the best she could with the medical knowledge she.
love you. i miss you. i miss you hear me. i believe you hear me. chilled see. mr ford. through this. i can slide out i can smile and say help somebody else. that's what i see you're. ok i forget her. eyes you're really do your she hears everything i've got i do i have to give. since that case happened dozens of american doctors have been sentenced in a court of law for over prescribing opioids.
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