#cnn #news In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history. In his ruling, Balkman said the opioid crisis has "ravaged" the state of Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.
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BYARS [ndash] Services for Wendell Weaver, 75, of Byars are at 1 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Frank Trent will officiate. Burial will follow at McGee Cemetery, Stratford. Mr. Weaver passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Marc…
ADA [ndash] Dawana Leann Robbins, 36, of Ada passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Ada. Arrangements are pending at this time.
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