Tag: opioid crisis

Okla. judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for opioid crisis

Johnson & Johnson must pay the state of Oklahoma $572 million in the first opioid-related state case to go to trial. Cleveland County (Okla.) District Judge Thad Balkman found the pharmaceutical company responsible for the opioid crisis in… Read More

Judge seeks funding information in opioid-manufacturer lawsuits

A U.S. District judge wants information about the funders behind hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids. “The judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits targeting opioid makers is demanding local governments’ lawyers turn over information about… Read More

Trump administration targets opioid manufacturers

President Trump and the U.S. Justice Department have championed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers as part of a broader push to stem the deadly rise in opioid addiction. CNBC reported that the U.S. Justice Department launched a new task… Read More

Opioid makers face lawsuits

Gripped by the tragic toll of prescription drug overdoses, states, municipalities and labor unions are suing opioid manufacturers. “Philadelphia-area union workers are joining a wave of litigation against opioid manufacturers after losing eight members to addiction in 11… Read More