U.S. prosecutors charged billionaire, founder of an opioid medication maker, John Kapoor, with fraud and racketeering. This follows indictments against the company’s CEO, former CEO, and other executives on allegations that they provided kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a very powerful opioid called, Subsys. This is more evidence that drug companies are actively addicting Americans to opioids. RJ Eskow discusses this.

Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.