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Oklahoma judge rules against Johnson & Johnson in opioid trial

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Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman issued a ruling Monday in the state’s landmark case against Johnson & Johnson over the drugmaker’s role in the opioid crisis.


Calling the opioid crisis an “imminent danger and menace,” District Judge Thad Balkman said. “The state meant its burden that the defendants Janssen and Johnson & Johnson’s misleading marketing and promotion of opioids created a nuisance as defined by (the law), including a finding that those actions compromised the health and safety of thousands of Oklahomans.”


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Of the three defendants in the case, two settled without admitting wrongdoing, and one got a fine at the bottom end of the scale ($500M-$5B). I'm certainly glad J&J didn't win, but it's a hollow victory. I guess we'll have to see how it affects other similar lawsuits.

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