Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma, which brought the suit, called Johnson & Johnson an opioid ‘kingpin’. Photo: Reuters

Judge finds US drug giant Johnson & Johnson liable in opioid epidemic, orders US$572 million in damages

  • Landmark case in Oklahoma alleged that J&J’s marketing practices fuelled epidemic by flooding the market with painkillers
  • Case was the first to go to trial out of thousands of suits filed by state and local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributors
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Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma, which brought the suit, called Johnson & Johnson an opioid ‘kingpin’. Photo: Reuters
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