What You Need To Know About the Johnson & Johnson Case


In the midst of a full-fledge opioid epidemic, Oklahoma sued Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical company, for $572 million for its role in the increased supply of opioids. The company repeatedly misled consumers about the risks involved with taking opioids, leading more and more people to become addicted and increasing the number of deaths due to overdoses. The judge who heard the lawsuit, Judge Thad Balkman, claims that this marketing might have quadrupled opioid sales. To help the people harmed by opioids, settlements from the trial must go to effective treatments, like rehab and addiction medications.