Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter Files Multibillion-dollar “Opioid” Case Against J&J

By John Heerdink LinkedIn

Reportedly Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has been accused of using deceitful methods to encourage the over-use of opioid painkillers that has led to a U.S. opioid epidemic. Mike Hunter, Oklahoma Attorney General recently filed a  multi-billion dollar case demanding J&J to pay for helping cause the “worst manmade public health crisis in our state’s history.”

In defense, J&J lawyer Larry Ottway has been reported to have put forward the argument that opioids were U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved and their packaging contained labels warning of the addictive risk. He also added that their opioids made up a small portion prescribed overall.

In March of this year, Oklahoma resolved their claims against Purdue Pharma LP the OxyContin maker for $270 million. They also successfully won against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd recently for $85 million.

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J&J’s greed helped fuel U.S. opioid crisis, Oklahoma claims at trial

Johnson & Johnson’s greed led the drugmaker to use deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, the state of Oklahoma alleged at the start of the first trial to result from lawsuits over the drug crisis. The non-jury trial came after Oklahoma resolved..

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