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Watch John Oliver Discuss The Rising Use Of Opioids On Last Week Tonight

Healthcare professionals were wary about prescribing opioids back in the '90s, so uh -- how did we get to where we are now?

John Oliver knows that rising opioid use is definitely a problem in America -- in fact, more and more people are struggling with opioid addiction these days. In this week's episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver notes that many of these cases started with a simple painkiller prescription from a doctor. Watch as he gets to the bottom of what has quickly become an epidemic.

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