Republicans Are SUING Big Pharma


A few Republican politicians have had enough of big pharma. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, and Gina Grad, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you about Ohio’s effort to stem the opioid crisis. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Updated | Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit Wednesday against at least five pharmaceutical companies considered central to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The filing is not the first legal action against painkiller manufacturers, but its inclusion of five large drug manufacturers makes it one of the most sweeping. And Ohio is the first state in the U.S. to file such a suit.

The lawsuit alleges that these companies engaged in fraudulent marketing practices that “helped unleash a healthcare crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social and deadly consequences for the state of Ohio.” The drugs in question include brand names, such as OxyContin and Percocet, as well as generics, such as oxycodone. The pharmaceutical companies named as defendants include Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma and Cephalon Inc.”

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Gina Grad

Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Gina Grad


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Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)