5 months Landmark opioid trial begins in Oklahoma Manilatimes |World
CHICAGO: The first civil trial that could hold a drug company responsible for the United States opioid epidemic began Tuesday in Oklahoma — a landmark case that could impact thousands of others like it. The bench trial pits the state of Oklahoma against Johnson & Johnson. Two other drug companies named in the lawsuit settled ahead of the trial. Oklahoma has accused the three drug makers of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers, hyping their effectiveness and downplaying the risks of addiction.Advertisements
The lawsuit is the first of many to go to trial, and is seen as an important test ... more