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John Oliver 

John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction. Published on Oct 23, 2016 .    12,032,611 views


Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.

Published on Apr 14, 2019

The Opioid Epidemic According to John Oliver Show 

The media plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing our democracy, yet more and more Americans distrust the fragmented media.


Examining the role of the media  in the Pain Opioid Epidemic Ecosystem


The media outlet's coverage of the opioid epidemic illustrates the challenges and opportunities for the media in reporting and covering complex social issues. As the shapers of public opinion, the media plays a crucial role within the pain opioid ecosystem.

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Who’s to Blame for the Opioid Epidemic?

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John Oliver explains how the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, how hard they’ve been fighting to defend their name, and why you should judge the situation for yourself.

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