John Oliver Returns To Lift The Lid On How Pharmaceutical Companies Try To Buy Your Doctor

"Drug companies are a bit like high-school boyfriends - they're a lot more concerned with getting inside you than being effective once they're in there."

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It’s been a long few months since the first season of Last Week Tonight wrapped up, but HBO’s newest star has returned in force with Big Pharma firmly in his sights. Drug companies have a reputation for spending billions to buy the influence of doctors in the US — often to the point of compromising patient health — but as Oliver points out, you need two to tango, and he goes after the doctors accepting Big Pharma money just as hard as the corporations themselves.