Tucker Carlson blasted the American pharmaceutical industry, claiming they are responsible for “the single greatest human catastrophe to ever afflict the country.”
“America, as you know, has been drowning in a tsunami of opioid pills,” Carlson said on Wednesday’s program of Tucker Carlson Tonight. “According to data from the DEA, from 2006 through 2014, a total of 100 billion doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped to pharmacies across the country, and from there into households.”
Carlson lamented the “770,000” opioid deaths, which he said was more than all American wars combined, and the fact that almost none of the people responsible for providing the American public with the drugs have been held accountable for their actions.
“Nobody, almost nobody has been punished for it. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, made $13 billion selling painkillers. They are still rich. None of them have gone to prison. Nor have many other who executives who profited off of the destruction of American communities.”