Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Oklahoma Opioid Case

NORMAN, OK—A judge suggested that Johnson & Johnson was the kingpin of Oklahoma’s opioid crisis on August 26, ordering the New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical giant to pay $572 million to fix the ravage the epidemic has caused the state’s residents.

The verdict could be a warning to other drug companies facing similar cases in courts across the nation.

There are more than 2,000 court cases across the country with the objective of holding drugmakers, retail pharmacy chains, and distributors accountable for the wrong use of opioids.

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