Last Week Tonight’s second season debuted with John Oliver taking on one of the most powerful industries on Earth: Big Pharma.
This segment exposes the dark side of pharmaceutical marketing and points a light on companies whose goals are clearly to make money, not help people recover from illness.
“Drug companies are a bit like high school boyfriends,” Oliver says. “They’re much more concerned with getting inside you than being effective once they’re in there.”
Additionally, Oliver talks about how drug companies are twisting the arms of doctors to work for them by giving them flattering titles and shows how doctors are paid to pitch certain drugs by big pharma.