Johnson & Johnson News

New Hampshire Opioid Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Delayed Until September

New Hampshire has postponed a pending trial against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over opioid distribution and marketing from February to September because of COVID-19 concerns. The state of New Hampshire was scheduled to face a jury trial on Feb. 2 …

J&J Reaches Opioid Settlement with New Mexico

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims that it fueled the opioid epidemic in New Mexico, a state which originally opted against participating in a nationwide settlement resolving thousands of similar …

Nevada to Join $26 Billion Nationwide Opioid Settlement

Nevada has agreed to back a proposed nationwide settlement worth up to $26 billion resolving lawsuits against three large drug distributors and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday. …

Toxins in Household Products Leave FDA Chasing a Vapor Trail

When the Food and Drug Administration last week identified the likely sources of a powerful carcinogen that’s been found in a myriad of personal-care products, it was the latest development in a year of recalls that has shown the potential …

High Court Won’t Hear Mississippi Lawsuit Over Talcum Powder

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a request by Johnson & Johnson to halt a Mississippi lawsuit over its talcum powder products. As is typical, the high court did not say anything in turning away the case, which was …

Talcum Cancer Victims Rebuff J&J’s Push for Settlement Talks

Johnson & Johnson will likely have to wait until next year before it can restart negotiations to resolve 38,000 lawsuits filed by people who claim one of its oldest products, baby powder, causes cancer and other diseases. A federal judge …

From Baby Powder to Implants: J&J’s Biggest Legal Liabilities As It Prepares to Split

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it would split into two companies , hiving off its consumer health division that sells Band-Aids and Baby Powder from its pharmaceuticals and medical devices business. The separate companies will have to divide up …

Ruling in Opioid Marketing Case a Setback for States Arguing Public Nuisance

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by the state alleging the drugmaker fueled the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers. The decision marked the latest setback …

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tosses $465 Million Opioid Ruling Against J&J

The Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a ruling that drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state $465 million for its role in the opioid epidemic, determining that Oklahoma’s public nuisance law does not extend to manufacturing, marketing and sales of …

Judge Finds Drugmakers Not Liable in First Trial Win in Opioid Litigation

A California judge on Monday said he would rule against several large counties that accused four drugmakers of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, saying they failed during a trial to prove their $50 billion case. Orange County Superior Court Judge …