Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572M in opioid suit – let our experts help with your coverage.August 28, 20191 min read
It was a historic decision yesterday that may play a role in America’s opioid crisis.
"On Monday, Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman made his judgment in the lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general against the company for what the state alleges it did to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis.
In reading out his settlement decision, Balman said that "the opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma." The nine-figure settlement, while hefty, pales in comparison to what the attorney general's office originally asked for, as they reportedly asked for in excess of $17 billion in damages.” August 26 – ABC News
- But what will this decision mean for the future of big-pharma?
- What will the money go to?
- Can or should companies be held accountable for addictions?
There are a lot of questions and logistics still to be figured out and if you are a reporter covering this lawsuit – let our experts help.
Dr. Marc Sweeney is the Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University and is an expert in the fields of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse and Opioid addiction. Justin Cole is an expert in clinical pharmacy, Pharmacogenomics, and the pharmacy industry. Marc and Justin and has been following this issue closely and is available to speak with media. Simply click on their icons to arrange an interview with either Marc or Justin.
Justin Cole Director of the Center for Pharmacy Innovation
Dr. Cole has been a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice students as well as numerous pharmacy residents