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Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for fueling Oklahoma opioid crisis: Judge

Nabanita Dutta

News Editor

An Oklahoma court has ruled that Johnson & Johnson ran a dangerous and false sales campaign that caused death and addiction. The Judge said that the practice was 'deceptive' that it helped in spreading the worst drug epidemic in US history. The company has been ordered to pay $572 million in compensation with additional payments to cover treatment, overdose, and prevention to control the epidemic in the coming years.