Chris Hedges: The Fatal Addiction + How Big Pharma Created the Heroin Epidemic

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 10, 2017

Heroin is now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. In a special edition of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to Sayerville, New Jersey to share the story of one of those victims, Shannon Miller, who died of an overdose at the age of 23.


Updated: June 11, 2017

How Big Pharma Created the Heroin Epidemic

RT America on Jun 11, 2017

Mike Papantonio discusses the factors that led to the current opioid crisis in the U.S. and speaks with attorney Jeff Gaddy about a lawsuit being brought by the Cherokee Nation against several pharmaceutical companies.




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from the archives:

Rick Rozoff: Increased Drug Production Sole Outcome of US-led Afghan War

Chris Hedges and Eugene Jarecki: The Failed War on Drugs and Its Many Impacts on US Society

Noam Chomsky: The Problem for Latin America With Drugs is the US Demand, and Supply of Arms

Sibel Edmonds on the U.S. Government’s Support for International Terrorism, Heroin and Organized Crime

Connecting the Dots: Afghan Heroin, NATO, Azerbaijan Hub and Cargo Business by Sibel Edmonds

Banking on Criminality: Drug Money and the Above-the-Law Global Banking Cartel by Andrew Gavin Marshall