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How Johnson & Johnson Helped Spread The Opioid Epidemic For Profit

Hayden Daniel Deputy & Opinion Editor
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An Oklahoma judge ruled in August that Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest manufacturers of opioids in the United States, would pay the state of Oklahoma $572 million for its role in exacerbating the opioid crisis.

The decision in Oklahoma represents the first successful lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for its role in causing and deepening the opioid crisis through its marketing practices.