Texas Accuses Johnson & Johnson of Opioid-Related Fraud

One week after Oklahoma won $572 million in a case against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for its role in the opioid crisis, Texas filed a nearly identical Medicaid fraud lawsuit against the company Wednesday claiming its sales representatives misled doctors about the addiction risks of the Duragesic opioid pain patch.

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Oklahoma Takes on Big Pharma in First Major Opioid Trial

Oklahoma’s bellwether trial over the opioid crisis began Tuesday with officials accusing pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson of acting as a “drug kingpin” that killed over 4,600 Oklahomans through unintentional overdoses and created a public nuisance that cost the state billions of dollars.

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $247M for Defective Hip Implants

A Texas federal jury slapped DePuy Orthopaedics and corporate parent Johnson & Johnson with a $247 million verdict Thursday over its Pinnacle artificial hips that injured six, handing the companies their third consecutive costly loss on the implants.

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