#cnn #news In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history. In his ruling, Balkman said the opioid crisis has "ravaged" the state of Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.
This Week's Circulars
George Kevin Agee was born August 16, 1960 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to John W. Agee and Sharon (Peck) Agee. He passed away May 16, 2020 at home in The Woodlands, Texas, at 59 years old.
Dempsey Woodrow Cochran, 91, born August 27, 1928 in Pauls Valley Oklahoma, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 29, 2020.
Edward Bryant Butler of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Charles William and Mary Esther (Blackwood) Butler on October 10, 1935 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and passed from this life on May 17, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 84 years.
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