JOHNSON & JOHNSON
In an Oklahoma courtroom, state attorneys claim that Johnson & Johnson should pay their fair share for their role in creating the opioid epidemic that claimed thousands of lives in the state. Why will this cost more than $800 million the first year?
In August 2019, Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman ordered Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals to pay Oklahoma $572 million for the harm their products cause. When the settlement is paid, what will the benefits actually be? Will Oklahomans actually benefit?
All across the nation, our country has experienced increasing drug problems and addiction issues. But even though the entire nation as a whole has experienced growing drug problems and issues, the entire nation has not experienced this crisis equally.
When doctors prescribe any drug, it should only be done to improve a patient’s health, right? Over the last few decades, prescribing practices have begun to be influenced too heavily by the wrong parties. Millions of Americans have suffered as a result.
In 2012, the Senate Finance Committee opened an investigation that could have revealed a hidden influence contributing to the loss of thousands of American lives. IF the report on this investigation had ever been published.
In state after state, Attorneys General have been filing lawsuits directed at pharmaceutical corporations they claim are responsible for our current epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction. What benefits could result if these lawsuits are won?
In the last few years, the massive role pharmaceutical companies played in increasing the U.S. rate of addiction has been revealed. Is it time to hold these huge corporations responsible for their misdeeds?