Yet another expose' on the drug distributors for culpability in opioid crisis. A whistle-blower from the DEA details how pressure from the industry undermined cases. Disgusting behavior under the Hammer's watch.
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Good to see it's not just the Trump administration that excels at propaganda.
Another bullsh*t hit job by the lyin’ media.
Here is the response by MCK:
On Sunday, June 17, 2018, 60 Minutes re-aired a segment it originally broadcast in October 2017 about the passage of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 (S. 483). Unfortunately, it continued to lack important context and painted a distorted picture of the pharmaceutical distribution industry’s intentions for and efforts to support this important legislation.
The law was intended to clarify the Drug Enforcement Administration's authorities with regards to its oversight of pharmaceutical distributors; it was not intended to undermine DEA’s enforcement efforts. The legislation was prepared transparently with the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Congress. In April of 2016, it passed unanimously and was signed into law by President Obama. Shortly after the airing of the 60 Minutes segment, in response to questions about how the legislation had impacted DEA’s oversight of distributors, DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson stated publicly, “I don’t think that this notion that we slowed down [enforcement] is an accurate one.”