tv Documentary RT July 23, 2020 5:30pm-6:01pm EDT
so selective on the a day on. an ordinary as south and i. missed south as the other day and then as she did what i did i miss the hate get a shot then you. get it. and in 1996 something happened different a company called purdue pharmaceutical came out with a drug called oxycontin and they started a mere and falsely promoted that opioids were rarely addict maybe only one percent of the time could you get it addicted to no. that was not true then and it
is not true now 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 lying about these tricks and they cause this step i believe that with every fiber of mud being. back in 1906 the 1st promotional at campaign for an opioid was broadcasted we found it. we think. we doctors were wrong in thinking that opioids can't be used long time 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 sedated interconnectivity these 6 cases show how wrong those views were. in this little film the
public was assured with certification. of addiction despite its high concentration. to make it believable. that this treatment usually reserved for patients. with. really enjoyed my say. pain medication i have not missed one day of work this medication does not turn you into a zombie it has turned me into an active person again. whereas addiction is the 1st. farmer a. 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 a laboratory keeps on encouraging us representatives to sell the cost that 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 it is used 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 produced 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 hidden in the shadows for so long the addiction of a 1000000 american citizens suddenly comes to light. just days with the most people
showing up for treatment saying they're addicted to the pills show up as read. 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 before they put out their drug and when the drug 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 and 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.
list. that we follow thank you for the mill we have we love you so much. over and all my family in jesus christ my prayer. 66 you hear 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 if i was trouble 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 don't know. if it happened to one person you know ok it was an accident this is 5. that's right . i mean i don't know what our thinking miles i really don't i would like to know what your thinking was how did she think that was helping. chelsea was 21 when she
passed away the same age as kyle who 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 today is incorporate a little bit the stuff that we this morning. every single one of us through. all of us have. through. several of the guys that are in here. after 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 and do whatever on a new. there. everybody else here is still the same thing and you know i can relate to a lot of these people stories and it's just. a lot of a lot love i don't feel alone anymore so. that's that's going to feel lot better.
on day 15 of his treatment col relapsed. one of the patients who brought in heroin secretly. he couldn't resist. after he plans back he was sent to this facility. monitored under high surveillance away from his family and son he's following his treatment to be able to go back to the ranch. ready. here
every fall we thank you for this day look we think this were 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 i guess is just now i'm so over a half feelings. and. i mean tis when i see how i would just pass out 2. they mean. are you done. for me went to church this morning you know when i go. up or.
foul k. . i'm 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 and i'll give you a call here after a little bit. ok bye. he stood on better. his relationship with me his relationship with his brother his relationship with the son cows burned every bridge possible. even though he's her us the most we still have to be someone's to be there for him and we don't there's times that we don't want to sell we have to set our feelings aside and
support him. i think the 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 they are so helpful in the ruling more lives in the world and. japan and america. the top 3 economies of the world yes so now they are like the tonic plates are moving away so that would be seismically significant and that doesn't sound like a friendly cooperative globalized world and they. are
. i think the only time we've ever had any sort of opiates in my house was after my surgery last year. and at the time we knew about it when you heard them yeah we had those yeah i assured my mom when you might me take the marker stroke and i was so scared that's what they prescribe him he had the same exact stuff that my brother got addicted to oxy go to our car cause our wish this remember there is rocks easy and they give you the exact same effect as heroin and according to them
my brother they're even more addicting that one and he had a 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 andrew called out me lawyer reggie with me and dr jason binn and they've
all gathered to establish a common fight plan ok. every single laboratory. case . dr beaman has created the 1st college education program of the country on pain killers addiction. and also what provide education to all of the 1st drivers from dennis starkers and back in the area right then and there. we think that that will do 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 and we've seen over 20 percent decline in prescriptions in oklahoma over the last 2 years and 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 one 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 cotton since it was really just. what was boarded 952 by the senate brothers both doctors until then their name was unknown to the general public nowadays that billionaires and very much appreciated by. 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 known. do you think they knew what they were doing sure they knew what they were to. exactly what they were doing they pleaded guilty to crimes for alternately with and. knowingly crossing the north of the oxycontin that's a result of one thing. i mean dollars and they didn't hear who destroyed it what damage it caused in 2007 the company pleaded guilty to the federal accusations of misleading marketing and false advertising condemned they paid over 630 $5000000.00 in penalties and continue to sell opioids. the sacco's 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 in 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 activists johnson and johnson we sued the ones that we knew about the business and falsely market it in oklahoma my goal was to have the trees 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 been. 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 $20.00 for you know they have been insta spend on the fancy billions to spend on lawyers and they have no limit on what they'll spray and in these cases and the ship while you're there you're from the east coast and they try other lie as much as they can. to years of investigation and hearings through 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 have her 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 full laboratories dutch to us 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 when it. comes to see i'm not sure. that's a better answer to that i. faced him out. that on ever. and that was. all. i don't know what spin of all. since you were boyish. but police are scared of getting hooked on drugs you know. that's my biggest worry are occurring that i think. it's been 3 months since calm reintegrated the ranch child is coming to an end he now has to leave find a new routine where paying calloused don't exist. now that i'm sober an awful lot
better more confident. like my body doesn't hurt. healthy. after he left the ranch called 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 the 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 many. women dying as it was why should anyone outside of medication and each one especially diabetic. you think to be 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 and. frankly with all the 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 could we have an interview with her maybe later as soon as the case dismissed you.
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. it's an exceptional decision on the part of the american justice system the trial has to happen in a year. from now on she's banned from practicing. 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 he added a manslaughter or 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 their 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. chills see.
mr hard. that through this through this i can file i can smile and say i hope she help somebody else. that's what i see if you're . ok i forget her. i figured her really do you she here every day i forget 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. and 27 states. suing the laboratories for financial losses that gurdjieff pharma company is now looking for new clients for its open. it has created subsidiaries in asia and south america. everywhere opioid consumption is on the increase
syria has been engulfed in civil war 3 to 10 years and cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions more no one foresaw the peaceful protests of 20 of them is collating into a complex conflict between various armies geopolitical interests rebel groups. in the hague. calling. the monkey a day and i was. just an ordinary has sat down i. never starts times them other
than the shade but i lean on the step down a shaft and hear. if i. was . breaking news international and leads less i suggest that you gave the opposition parties pushing for all these war cost losses to be revoked past this fight off called the independent regulator in britain being supposedly immune from political pressure. and brutal standoff grips poland off to donald trump deploys federal troops to the city hall of presidents slams.