J&J opioids News

Closely-Watched Oklahoma Public Nuisance Case Over Opioids Now in Judge’s Hands

Oklahoma’s attorney general on Wednesday made his final bid to force Johnson & Johnson to pay $17 billion for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic, saying the drugmaker’s “egregious” marketing caused an oversupply of addictive drugs and overdose deaths. …

J&J Vows to Overcome Baby Powder, Opioid Liability Claims Against It

Johnson & Johnson said that the health-care conglomerate will come out on the winning side of thousands of legal claims over its baby powder and opioid products. Last week, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Justice Department was pursuing a criminal …

Doctor in Oklahoma Trial Says J&J Pushed Opioids Even After Abuse Became Known

Oklahoma’s star witness told a state judge that Johnson & Johnson pressed doctors to prescribe its painkillers even as the potentially fatal addictive threat posed by the drugs became clear more than a decade ago. The judge, Thad Balkman, is …

Father Testifies in J&J Opioid Marketing Trial on Death of His College Football Star Son

Austin Box was a home-grown football star at the University of Oklahoma in 2010 when back surgery to repair an injury got him started on powerful opioid painkillers that would end his life at 22, his father testified through tears …

Oklahoma Says J&J ‘Deceitful’ Marketing Fed Opioid Epidemic; J&J Denies Wrongdoing

Johnson & Johnson’s greed for more sales of its addictive opioid painkillers helped create a deadly epidemic in Oklahoma that claimed thousands of lives, and the company should pay billions of dollars as compensation, the state’s top law-enforcement officer told …