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The Latest: Oklahoma judge finds J&J fueled opioid crisis

 

August 25, 2019



NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's opioids case against Johnson & Johnson (all times local):

5:10 p.m.

An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis, ordering the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help address the problem.

Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman issued the decision Monday in the nation's first state trial against the companies accused of contributing to the widespread use of the highly addictive painkillers.

An attorney for the company and its subsidiaries says they will appeal. Sabrina St...



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