J&J ordered to pay $572M in Oklahoma opioid case

After a six week trial a judge has ruled that Johnson & Johnson must pay $572 million as part of an opioid abatement plan. J&J fought hard against Oklahoma's claims the company played a "kingpin" role in the state’s opioid epidemic, but its lawyers fell short in those efforts.

During the trial, Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commissioner, testified the state’s opioid crisis will cost more than $17 billion to clean up. Prosecutors asked the judge to order J&J to pay that amount.

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