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https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/johnson-johnson-opioid-oklahoma-1.5260479

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An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million US to help address the problem.

Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman's ruling followed the first state opioid case to make it to trial and could help shape negotiations over roughly 1,500 similar lawsuits filed by state, local and tribal governments consolidated before a federal judge in Ohio.

"The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma," Balkman said, before announcing the verdict. "It must be abated immediately."

The lawsuit had been seeking $17 billion from Johnson & Johnson. The $572 million damages awarded by Balkman is less than one per cent of the company's annual sales, which were $81.6 billion in 2018, according to its website. 

Well that's not a good thing. But not really surprising. I would say this would be the case in many other states where JnJ pushed opiates to.

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11 minutes ago, GostHacked said:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/johnson-johnson-opioid-oklahoma-1.5260479

Well that's not a good thing. But not really surprising. I would say this would be the case in many other states where JnJ pushed opiates to.

So who’s going to sue the doctors that over prescribed the medication?  Or do they get a pass?

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29 minutes ago, Shady said:

So who’s going to sue the doctors that over prescribed the medication?  Or do they get a pass?

Doctors should not, nor should pharmacists get a pass.  But JnJ should face the brunt of it for forcing it upon Americans at such a high price (in lives ruined and in dollars).  JnJ clearly directly contributed to the opiod crisis. And made record profits off of all of that.

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1 hour ago, GostHacked said:

Doctors should not, nor should pharmacists get a pass.  But JnJ should face the brunt of it for forcing it upon Americans at such a high price (in lives ruined and in dollars).  JnJ clearly directly contributed to the opiod crisis. And made record profits off of all of that.

Since you are the domain expert here (I am not mocking you), can you kindly explain to me that what is this opioid drug crisis come from and how? It is because it just comes up suddenly. WTF :wacko:

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Stop arresting the small dealers. Stop being a hypocrite with the drug laws. Legalize everything and let everyone know about the properties of each drugs, with the FDA declaring if the drug is safe for consumption, just like it does with beer and wine. 

Right now, the corportations, the intelligence services and the government are working hands in hands in providing cheap, super devastating drugs to the downtrodden of society for maximum profit.

We should be humane toward the drug abusers. They are sick. They need help. They need to be provided something else than heroin cut with rat poison for example, or fentanyl.

The War on Drugs lead to the hundreds of thousands of deaths across the US and Canada in the last decades.

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15 hours ago, egghead said:

Since you are the domain expert here (I am not mocking you), can you kindly explain to me that what is this opioid drug crisis come from and how? It is because it just comes up suddenly. WTF :wacko:

It's not sudden, these issues brew for years before they become a problem. The opioid problem has been talked about before.  Essentially these companies lobby doctors to push their drugs on people. Giving them incentives to prescribe a specific drug over another.

Apparently Oklahoma has fined several pharmaceutical companies in the past.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/johnson-johnson-opioid-oklahoma-1.5260479

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Oklahoma previously reached a $270 million settlement with OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and an $85 million deal with Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

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Oklahoma argued the companies and their subsidiaries created a public nuisance by launching an aggressive and misleading marketing campaign that overstated how effective the drugs were for treating chronic pain and understated the risk of addiction. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says opioid overdoses killed 4,653 people in the state from 2007 to 2017.

They mislead people on their product?? Shocking.

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5 hours ago, QuebecOverCanada said:

Stop arresting the small dealers. Stop being a hypocrite with the drug laws. Legalize everything and let everyone know about the properties of each drugs, with the FDA declaring if the drug is safe for consumption, just like it does with beer and wine. 

Right now, the corportations, the intelligence services and the government are working hands in hands in providing cheap, super devastating drugs to the downtrodden of society for maximum profit.

We should be humane toward the drug abusers. They are sick. They need help. They need to be provided something else than heroin cut with rat poison for example, or fentanyl.

The War on Drugs lead to the hundreds of thousands of deaths across the US and Canada in the last decades.

Ya, but this is not the first time. After I have read the GostHacked's reply (thx), I think the real problem is that we don't have an exit plan for the opioid users.

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