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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy

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Brian The Hammer Jackson

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The opioid epidemic has been described as "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of greed, corruption, and indifference that pushed the US into consuming more than 80 percent of the world's opioid painkillers. Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the epidemic, Chris McGreal reveals not only how Big Pharma hooked Americans on powerfully addictive drugs, but the corrupting of medicine and public institutions that let the opioid makers get away with it. The starting point for McGreal's deeply reported investigation is the miners promised that opioid painkillers would restore their wrecked bodies, but who became targets of "drug dealers in white coats."

Also, new laws on the books for 2019; and Brian will talk about fight in America.

Subject 2.. Catholic Church scandal

Subject 3.. Top 10 trump lies 20 18

Worst & Bes5t movies of 2018

Our musical guest today is  Ricky Nelson and his song ,"The World Is Changing Fast" And the #1 book is  Michael RD James, "The World Explored, the World Suffered: The Exeter Lectures"