Oklahoma AG tells J&J CEO to "get out his checkbook"
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter slammed Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin behind the nation's ongoing opioid crisis" moments after a judge ruled against the drugmaker and ordered it to pay $572 million in damages.
The case brought by the state attorney general was the first to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Attorney General Hunter had been seeking to make J&J pay $17 billion to help the state address the epidemic for the next 30 years through addiction treatment and prevention programs. The trial came after Oklahoma resolved claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP in March for $270 million and against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in May for $85 million, leaving J&J as the lone defendant.
This is U.S. Army Drill Sgt. Anisha Johnson showing us why se won a military Cadence Competition. Cadence are the traditional call-and-response songs sung by military while running or marching. Johnson, representing 1-19th Field Artillery, was voted best in an online poll on 26 Aug 2020. US Army Fort Sill, a training camp in Oklahoma, said: “Thank you to all the Drill Sergeants for sharing how you get trainees motivated and moving from point A to point B. Hooah!"
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO Duration: 00:57Published
[NFA] Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker controlled by members of the wealthy Sackler family, is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal charges as part of a broader deal to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into its alleged role in fueling the nation’s opioid crisis, several sources told Reuters exclusively. Conway G. Gittens has the details.