Johnson & Johnson fined record ruling for its part in Oklahoma’s ‘opioid crisis’

By Becky Bargh 2-Sep-2019

The state’s Attorney General said the firm had built its billion dollar brand on the back of “greed” and “suffering of innocent people”

An Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay US$572m (£468m) for its role in the state’s opioid crisis.

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After seven weeks, judge Thad Balkman determined the personal care giant and drug supplier ran a “false,...

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