John Oliver Slams Big Pharma on 'Last Week Tonight' Return

February 9, 2015 11:30 AM

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John Oliver was not on vacation during his hiatus — he was taking a little break similar to the one NBC anchor Brian Williams is on right now. His crime? Misreporting hamster genitalia. Of course, that wasn’t the only thing on his mind. The Argentinian President’s racist tweet, the sad demise of RadioShack and the U.S. Congressman who decorated his office like Downton Abbey were all on Oliver’s agenda.

His real ire and mockery were reserved for the prescription-drug industry. Americans spent close to $330 billion on prescription drugs last year, which Oliver points out means that Breaking Bad’s Walter White could have made a lot more money if he was cooking up rheumatoid-arthritis drugs instead of...

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