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OK State AG Sues Big Pharma for Opioid Epidemic


A historic trial started in Oklahoma today, and will be the first major test in the nation to find out if a state can make a pharmaceutical company pay for the opioid epidemic. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter haswon major settlements from two drug companies already including $270 million from Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and another $85 million from Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the biggest makers of generic drugs. The two companies settled, but would not admit any wrongdoing.


Hunter is now going after Johnson & Johnson, claiming they act like a drug "kingpin" and has created a public nuisance costing Oklahoma billions of dollars and destroyed thousands of lives. The trial is set to begin today in Norman, OK, and the case will be decided by a Cleveland County judge, not a jury.

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