Must-see morning clip: "The Daily Show" explores the drug cartel of big pharma

The top 5 pharmaceutical companies are being sued by two CA counties for spreading misinformation about their drugs

Published September 17, 2014 1:18PM (EDT)

In what must be one of his final segments for the show before he moves to "SNL," unassuming "Daily Show" correspondent Michael Che goes after the biggest drug cartel in America: the pharmaceutical companies. After talking to representatives working on behalf of California's Orange and Santa Clara Counties, who are suing the top five pharma companies for disseminating misinformation about the risks of prescription painkillers and narcotics, Che stages a few not-so-covert meet-ups with informants to uncover the truth.

By Prachi Gupta

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