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Oklahoma at trial says J&J's deceptive marketing fueled U.S. opioid crisis

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The state of Oklahoma accused Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday of using deceptive marketing to create an oversupply of addictive painkillers that fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic, at the start of the first trial in lawsuits over the drug abuse crisis.

Lawyers for the state made those claims in their opening statements in a state court in Norman, Oklahoma. The trial in the multi-billion dollar case is the first to result from around 2,000 similar lawsuits against opioid manufacturers nationally.


28th May 2019

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