Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for role in Oklahoma opioid caseChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 27, 2019
An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement.
America The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma
“The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma,” Balkman said before announcing the verdict. “It must be abated immediately.”
The companies are expected to appeal the ruling to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. ■