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FULL SHOW: Purdue Pharma criminally charged for role in opioid crisis

The Department of Justice announced a massive $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker widely accused of fueling the nationā€™s opioid crisis. The settlement resolves criminal and civil investigations into Purdue Pharmaā€™s aggressive marketing of its powerful painkillers. However, the staggering amount is largely symbolic, as Purdue is tied up in bankruptcy proceedings and lacks the assets to pay the full amount. ā€œBoom Bustā€ co-host and investigative journalist Ben Swann joins to discuss. Thousands are taking to the streets in Colombiaā€™s capital city of Bogota for a meeting with President Ivan Duque to discuss government policies they say are crucial for their survival. This massive group includes anti-government protesters, teachers, unions and indigenous groups. Protesters say their survival is being threatened by COVID-19, police violence and drug cartels and they want their government to do more. RT Americaā€™s Rachel Blevins has the details. More than two years since the Trump administration launched a ā€œzero toleranceā€ policy that separated migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, hundreds of children are still without their parents. The tragic news comes after a federal judge ordered government officials to reunite the families. RT Americaā€™s Trinity Chavez has the story.
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