J&J News

Three Major Drug Distributors Negotiating to Settle Bellwether Opioid Case: WSJ

Three drug distributors are in talks with state and local governments to settle thousands of opioid lawsuits for $18 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the discussions. McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Cardinal Health …

J&J’s Legal Beating May Only Get Worse with Baby Powder, Opioid, Hip and Other Claims

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the …

J&J Hit with Year’s Largest Jury Award Over Marketing Risperdal Drug to Teens

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit was hit with an $8 billion punitive-damages verdict — the largest jury award in the U.S. this year — over its alleged mishandling of an anti-psychotic drug blamed for causing adolescent boys to grow female-sized …

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 …

Judge Nixes $28 Million Xarelto Jury Award in Victory for Bayer, J&J

A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. …

Jury Says J&J, Bayer Must Pay $28 Million for Woman’s Injuries from Xarelto Drug

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG are responsible for a woman’s injuries tied to the blood-thinning drug Xarelto and must pay almost $28 million in damages, jurors concluded in the companies’ first loss at a trial over the medicine. Lynn …

Missouri Becomes 3rd State to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

Missouri on June 21 became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed …