“Nobody, almost nobody has been punished for it. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, made $13 billion selling painkillers. They are still rich. None of them have gone to prison. Nor have many other who executives who profited off of the destruction of American communities. Nobody is ever punished for the real crimes, the ones that really hurt people. The invasion of Iraq. The sub-prime mortgage disaster. The plundering of this nation by the Chinese government. In Washington, all of those are minor. They’re forgivable if you know and pay off the right people, which they invariably do. If only the Sackler family had fibbed about some emails that didn’t matter, or had a phone call with a Russian ambassador, maybe Washington would finally care.”
Tucker Carlson blasted the American pharmaceutical industry, claiming they are responsible for “the single greatest human catastrophe to ever afflict the country.”
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Hear ye, hear ye and y’all and you and thou and everybody, we’re the Medical Cartel and we rule your lives, but we really care about you, we really do, we like you.
The US medical system kills 2.25 million Americans per decade. (Dr. Barbara Starfield, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”, Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000.)
So here’s the deal. During the course of your lives, we’ll diagnose you with 50 or 60 or 70 (we’re shooting for 100) disorders and diseases, most of which will be fake.
But you’ll get drugs! Everybody wants drugs, right? Who cares what they are, leave that to us. These drugs will create new symptoms, and when you come back to us, we’ll call those symptoms new diseases and disorders, give them hifalutin labels, and pass along more drugs as treatments.
And so forth and so…
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