The Check In: Opioids

The Check In: Opioids
The Check In: Opioids
Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Trump's plans for tackling the growing opioid crisis. » Subscribe to Late Night: » Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers: » Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers Weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC. LATE NIGHT ON SOCIAL Follow Late Night on Twitter: Like Late Night on Facebook: Find Late Night on Tumblr: Connect with Late Night on Google+: Late Night with Seth Meyers on YouTube features A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy, and topical monologue jokes. NBC ON SOCIAL Like NBC: Follow NBC: NBC Tumblr: NBC Pinterest: NBC Google+: YouTube: NBC Instagram: The Check In: Opioids- Late Night with Seth Meyers Late Night with Seth Meyers


  • Legalize tax and regulate all drugs
  • Having a hand ring a bell ie a person checking into a hotel over the graphic THE CHECK IN is completely meaningless, because the intent of the segment...checking _on_ an issue...has nothing to do with that action!
  • No matter what the subject, Failing Trump thinks it's ALL about HIM. Biggest EGO on the planet!
  • Purdue Pharma played a huge role in the opioid epidemic. In 2007 they paid out one of the largest fines ever levied against a pharmaceutical firm for mislabeling its product OxyContin, and three executives were found guilty of felony criminal charges. They are also being sued by multiple state Attorneys General.
  • While i do appreciate bring attention to the issue; however you are being very misleading. When you say the US uses 80% of the world's opiates, that is false. Russia, with 0.5 of the global population, uses 13% of the heroin.
  • With how often he tans, I'm surprised he hasn't gotten skin cancer yet...
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  • its just so fucking crazy you guys... our president is SUCH a terrible speaker... he just sounds like the dumbest person we've ever put in there...
  • Why don't we just jail those super-predators???
  • BTW, don't know who's making the subtitles on this channel but I want to thank 'em. Best subs ever, great help for foreigners not much used to american accent(s)
  • He talks like he's on drugs himself. Goes on tangents, speaks in half sentences, cant stay on message, rambles. All signs of abuse.
  • Anybody with CC as a friend is a complete POS. All about side stepping the law.
  • How about stop manufacturing the drugs we lived with out them get rid of them.
  • What's up with that lady's eyebrow in the back??? 5:00 mins.
  • 22000 / (365 *2) = ~30 pills per person, per day ... holy smokes. Doctor said I need a backiotomy!
  • Well, we have a first. First mentally retarded president.
  • If you love opiates get ready for a GOLDEN age.
  • IMHO, a Bill should be passed by Congress to fine Pharmaceutical Companies who jack up their prices on Chemo meds, life saving meds, like the EpiPen, along with other very essential medications, just to increase their profits to make their investors happy. It always seems to boil down to a government who doesn't care about its people and just want that Almighty buck! It's disgusting!
  • I understand about the "Opioid Epidemic". I don't know where the blame lies. Is it Doctors overly prescribing to their patients. Is it kids who steal their parents meds? Are drug dealers selling it on the street now? It upsets me when congress passes a Bill, cracking down on Opioid prescriptions. Not only does this affect people who just want to get high, which is good, BUT..... it also affects patients who have REAL pain from chronic conditions, and Cancer patients. My poor sister died of Cancer, she was so afraid to take her pain meds for fear of becoming addicted!! She suffered terribly, and I couldn't convince her to take her meds for pain. I have chronic back pain due to Scoliosis, Degenerative Arthritis in my spine, and a Herniated Disc. Since the new Legislation was passed, I had to sign a form promising that I would not get addicted, and go to a Pain Management Center, so they could evaluate my pain. I have been taking the lowest dose of Percocet for the past 2 years, so I can get through the day, and go about routine activities. IMHO, addicts and true pain sufferers should NOT be lumped into one category! Its ridiculous, and it truly hurts the people who have the pain.
  • I feel like things would be run better if there was no president rather than electing a moldy banana for president
  • Trump should recuse himself from being the president
  • What they want is for people to turn to heroin this is a big noneymaker for our corrupt poiticians who control the supply of heroin.
  • Who else notice the weird phrasing at @6:28 "Some advocates say that Trump is passing... ...up opportunities ."
  • Seth gets the focus right: on treatment, not punisjment. And btw, Painkillers help millions of people live full lives. President Kennedy was a chronic pain patient. We must stop generalizing all who take opioids as drug addicts.
  • I hate this damn orange monkey and his damn smug face
  • money first. always
  • As a recovering addict with a drug history spanning nearly 2 decades it is sad and sickening to see this administration's complete disregard for the welfare of ALL U.S. citizens but to cut funds for drug treatment during what is easily a national epidemic is reprehensible. To be honest I started using cocaine and heroine when I was 18. Never cared much for marijuana but I used EVERYTHING else. Crack, meth, ecstacy, MDMA, etc. I had never tried prescription pain pills until I got injured at work in 07. Nothing I had ever used before grabbed me by the throat like opioid pain meds. Even with the illegal drugs I had managed to avoid jails or institutions. I got hooked on oxycodone and at 31 yrs old was arrested for the first time. For the next 7 yrs. I was arrested 9 times, my last arrest earned me a yr. In prison. I have overdosed twice, lost everything I owned, have been homeless. The toll on my loved ones is just as high emotionally. Prison helped ME turn my life around. I go to weekly NA meetings and have a great support network. I now have 27 months clean. I am one of the fortunate ones who got clean before death. In the last 2 yrs. Drug overdoses have killed over 115,000 addicts and is now the #1 cause of death for people under the age of 50. WE MUST DO SOMETHING NOW!
  • Don't smoke cocaine, ok, seth?
  • Opioids aren't bad in themselves in fact many need them to function like my parents whom received neck and spinal injures from a car crash. Yes, some abuse then but the many shouldn't be punished for the actions of the few.
  • Ah yes, heroin is a major problem now that white people are suffering. Crack? What is that?
  • white people get treatment blacks Latinos go to jail... Amerkkka
  • Y'know, every time I see that footage (7:15), it looks to me like Trump reached out for her hand, she sees and moves her hand toward his, and then Trump pulled his hand away, as in, "PSYCHE!!" I think this scenario would be more consistent with his personality, than publicly snapping at Donald would be for hers.
  • What's wrong with the eyebrows of the lady behind Trump at 4:56??
  • banning kfc? south park did it.
  • He had KFC Like 1 time!!
  • Did anyone noticed the eyebrows of the women behind trump?WTF, I can draw better eyebrows with my left foot
  • "So... I'm supposed to find out how this work. And.. it works! They make money head over fist! I want in on it. Make it happen!" "Bbbbut your job was to stop this after finding out how it worked?" "Huh? Oh.. yeah. I geuss I'll have to recuse myself. Anywa, make the calls." Faantastic.
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  • Is this the point where I ask "Where are the fathers?" Or do I say, "The problem in the white community is white on white crime!" I can't quite tell.
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  • Wait what?
  • Yes opioid addiction is a is a problem but some people ruin it for the rest of us. I learned about this the hard way this summer when I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis of the spine. It's a condition that comes with excruciating back pain that I needed prescription painkillers to alleviate even half of it. I went through multiple doctors seeking both treatment and medication for the pain only to be treated like a junkie every time I mentioned it. No one wanted to prescribe anything to me stronger than 800 mg of ibuprofen (which also frequently kills people but it's not an opioid so it's all good for them.) My condition literally had me bedridden, only getting up only to crawl, sobbing, to the bathroom, contemplating just pissing my pants in order to avoid the hellish pain of getting up... And they wanted to give me ibuprofen. Until the official diagnosis nobody even believed I was in pain, despite crying and being doubled over in their office. Now after being on opioids for over two months, my condition has vastly improved and I stopped taking them all together. It wasn't difficult whatsoever. If you have less pain, you stop taking them or lessen the duration or dosage. It's insane to me to think that someone would just keep taking them, so many someone's that we have a national epidemic and people who really need the prescriptions aren't getting them like they should be.
  • this is actually news you dont here on the you know whos
  • Normally I get a good laugh out of seth's politics coverage but this just makes me sad
  • Reporter: "How about your plan to tackle the opioid crisis?" Trump: *Spouts random babble about his approval ratings in New Hampshire*
  • Actually... opioids are less of a problem for black people since everyone assumes we're criminals/addicts or super tough and then don't give enough pain medicine to do anything to stop pain.
  • 4:37 Check out the shifty eyes in the corner. Wonder what that kid is worried about.
  • why does Canada have to be so close to that dumbass.....
  • Good god this scumbag fooled a lot of stupid morons. They get what they deserve.

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