Mark McCrazy

Judge finds Johnson & Johnson guilty in Oklahoma opioid case, calls for $527 million payment

In a landmark ruling on Monday, an Oklahoma judge found Johnson and Johnson guilty of helping to fuel the state’s opioid crisis. The company was ordered to pay over $500 million to help address the drug epidemic in Oklahoma. It’s the first major pharmaceutical company being held accountable for its role in the widespread use of prescription painkillers and could set a precedent for upcoming opioid trials throughout the country.