Maha Hilal on Anti-Muslim Watchlist, Dana Brown on Public Option for Pharmaceuticals
Purdue Pharma, of OxyContin fame, has filed for bankruptcy. Now, we are to believe, the company is going to turn the billions of dollars they’ve made from aggressively pushing opioids—and downplaying their harms, and paying doctors to promote them, and lobbying against Congress to regulate them—toward healing communities from their impact. OK. But what if we decided to stop trusting for-profit companies with our health? We’ll talk about a public option for pharmaceuticals with Dana Brown, director of The Next System Project.