Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for playing down the risks of opioids and overselling the benefits. It was the first trial against a drug manufacturer for its role in the ongoing national opioid epidemic. But there are more than 2000 cases in the works, including a big federal case in Ohio that’s set to go to trial later this year.
Johnson & Johnson found guilty of contributing to the opioid epidemic
- Barry Meier - author of "Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic