Johnson & Johnson fined $572M in landmark opioid crisis trial


>>Charles: WE JUST LEARNED THAT IN OKLAHOMA AND JUDGE RULED AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND THE MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR LAWSUITS FOR SPREADING MISINFORMATION TO DOCTORS IN THE PUBLIC IN THE MARKETING OF POTENTIAL PAINKILLERS. CASEY STENGEL HAS MORE. CASEY? STICKLEY, WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS AS IT’S BEEN BRAGGING THIS AFTERNOON. ANALYSTS SAY THIS HAS REALLY BEEN A LANDMARK CASE BECAUSE IT NOW SETS A LEGAL FOR THOUSANDS OF OTHER PENDING CASES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED FROM THE OTHER MUNICIPALITIES. OTHER GOVERNMENTS AGAINST OTHER OPIOID MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS. SO THIS AFTERNOON, THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA VERSUS JOHNSON & JOHNSON, IT WAS THE FIRST WANT TO GO TO TRIAL AND JUST MOMENTS AGO, THIS IS WHAT THE JUDGE READ FROM THE BENCH. LISTEN.>>IMMINENT DANGER AND A MENACE TO OKLAHOMANS. MY JUDGMENT INCLUDES FINDINGS FOR THAT AND THE CONCLUSIONS OF LAW THAT THE STATE MET ITS BURDEN THAT THE DEFENDANT JOHNSON & JOHNSON MISLEADING MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF OPIOIDS CREATED A NUISANCE AS DEFINED BY A FINDING THAT THOSE ACTIONS COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THOUSANDS OF OKLAHOMANS.>>SO AGAIN, THAT WAS JUST MOMENTS AGO UP IN NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. THIS IS VERY SUBSTANTIAL RULING BECAUSE AGAIN, THE STATE OF THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON OF USING THESE DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES AND PUSHING DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE MORE OPIOIDS WHILE TELLING PATIENTS THAT THE DRUGS WERE SAFE ALL WHILE THE DOWNPLAYING HOW ADDICTIVE THESE PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS WERE. LAWYERS FOR JOHNSON & JOHNSON ARGUE THAT THE DRUG COMPANY DID NOT AT ALL BECAUSE THE OPIOID CRISIS SAYING THAT THE COMPANY FOLLOWED THE FDA’S OWN GUIDELINES BACK IN 2009 REGARDING THAT DRUG CLASSIFICATION AND HOW IT IS MARKETED. AGAIN, I RATE A MAJOR RULING UP IN OKLAHOMA TODAY. NO WORRY ON YET JOHNSON & JOHNSON WILL APPEAL

100 thoughts on “Johnson & Johnson fined $572M in landmark opioid crisis trial

  1. There go our prescription prices!!! Much higher than they are already! !! They should be sued for ripping off Americans!!!

  2. Saludos cordiales bendiciones en familia equipo ,2024 Trump Pence Rubio Pompeo Bolton jesuscristo es con nosotros amén aleluyah Shalom Rajem!!!

  3. Johnson and Johnson. One's good and the other one is evil. The evil one won the opiod argument. He was like "I'm setting up an opiod lab and that's that, johnson" "No, Johnson! That's evil!" "YOU SHUT UP, JOHNSON! WE'RE SELLIN OPIODS. END OF DISCUSSION!"

  4. Don't forget the drug companies wrote the ACA with the insurance companies. Intentionally lying to get people hooked on opiods and increasing the money pool so we could all pay for their treatment without price controls.

  5. I hope this starts a landslide of cases that hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for flooding communities with dangerous drugs.

  6. That's all? If every single American was on opioids,it would only come out to, $1.74 per PERSON!
    Way to give it em!

  7. There are some really sad bastards commenting on here they asume people took these pills just to get high without any proof.
    A lot of people were put on these drugs being told they are not addictive so get the facts right .

  8. Legalize drugs & get rid of the corrupt, over priced & highly ineffective pharmaceutical companies <<< SANCTION THAT

  9. Same company that had a multi million $ lawsuit because of baby formula that was killing babies. I’m not surprised.

  10. I get this. I do They misrepresented the drugs to doctors and patients. BUT WHAT WILL THIS DO FOR PATIENTS WHO TRULY NEED PAIN MEDS TO LIVE A SEMI-NORMAL LIFE? we have known for YEARS that opiates are addictive. WE "ALL" KNOW THIS!! The 80's thru early 2000's were a HUGE "push the opiates. Sell the opiates" and this is where soooooo many addicts were made. (No one wakes up one day and says Hey I'm going to become an addict") but with that being said there HAVE TO BE GUIDELINES IN PLACE SO THOSE WHO TRULY NEED THEM ARE NOT ISOLATED AND SHUT OFF. treated any different. Suboxone is a good option for many… but not all. Just hope doctors use common sense and not fear when treating those with chronic pain.

  11. People should've just gotten a single scrip of the old-school opiods and then had to tough it out for non-chronic. Instead they unloaded barrels of these new crazy ones for anything and everything, said they were "new", and they were everywhere. The EVERYWHERE part is no joke and it ruined quite a few people I know…and knew. Guilty.

  12. Slippery slope here .. these companies are producers of medication.. Medications that can not be obtained without a doctor's prescription… They are not selling the medication directly to the public..
    So explain to me agian how is it that the company is held responsible for a patient's addiction/overdose if they are not responsible for the care of I.E. Patient .. I am sorry this is on the patient/person .. and yes I had a mother and have a father and sister who is a addict that's on them that made their choices .. not big pharma

  13. I guess if a car manufacturer markets a car that can go really fast. Then if someone drives it fast and kills dozens of people you can sue the manufacturer. What about the dealer. The car is safe.

  14. why wasn't the Obama Administration added into this lawsuit well hopefully since this is a victory that every state across the country that has an issue with addiction that still exist today will add the Obama Administration and all the pharmaceutical companies who makes Oxycontin opioids Hillary Clinton is connected to these companies and she knew that people would get addicted and she and them setback and allowed these drugs to me administrated without any evidence of a need for the drug knowing it would cause an epidemic knowing the insurance companies would make money knowing it would cause a crisis because the Democrats feed off of victims

  15. Yes shut off all the Pain medicines people like grandmothers and seniors rely on because some PUNK ABUSES IT!!. GRRRRR!

  16. I’m confused:
    The Judge stated “that the company didn’t cause the opioid crisis, the company followed the FDA’s guide lines (Must be p*ss poor in the US) regarding that drug classification and how that it is marketed. The judge fined them $572M anyway? Something stinks of corruption in that court room and J & J are the scape goats.

    Here in the UK I take 500mg Paracetamol with 30mg Co-dine (Was surprised that it was labelled as a opioid) for pain that covers 70% of my body. The paper work (Only read it 2 months ago) in the pack states that Co-dine is addictive and that you can only take them every 6 hours. When I was working in warehousing (3 years ago) I would take them every 4 hours (Only when the pain levels reached Level 9 (Level 10 being it’s side-effect of taking them when I had a migraine and went to bed. That was a mistake, and I wound up in Hospital on a morphine drip)) I would and still do refuse to take them if the pain level isn’t that high!

  17. What tell you get into an accident or have a knee or hip replaced or back surgery or other pain, And the Doctor won't give you anything, You can thank the FDA the DEA and these Lawsuits. And they been cracking down on and pharmacies on pain pills for years and Walgreens and other pharmacies have been sued from the government over pian pills. And still it not easy to get them and more people are still doing meth and heroin and overdoseing more.

  18. This is the real reason why we're still in Afghanistan… to keep the opium trade going. It's made a lot of people addicted in the streets and it's made Big Pharma Co.'s billions in profit's. The swamp rats did the same dame thing during the Viet Nam War… the sh!t doesn't change, just moves to a new conquest.

  19. 572 million isn’t anything to them, it’s a minor set back for a quarter. They will have lay offs for awhile, then business as usual.

  20. opiods are legal , Cannabis is illegal ! Johnson&Johnson were involved with Mexican Cartels , to first make patients addicted to opiods ( j&j) and then nex step Heroine ( Mexican Cartel ) JP'S were stimulated to spread the opiods to patients even if it was not necessary to use them ! your local doctor earned so much money of this that it became a sport to get people hooked on opiods . these Pharmaceutical company's don't care for human live . they just making money of the sick and keep you sick otherwise they have no busyness ! these firms make billions so 572 million is for them 572 dollars for them

  21. I really hope this is the beginning of MANY LAWSUITS to come. Drug companies only care about profits at the expense of American lives. Money talks and I hope these lawsuits make them more responsible

  22. I live with chronic illness that causes out of this world pain. These people make it hard for people like me!

  23. Manufacturers will do what everybody does,,,,when you get in trouble for selling something you won’t sell it,or make it,,
    Soon Americans will be buying up shark fins and rare animal parts to make potions with healing properties
    Most people ,You know do it already without really noticing,,example
    When you sprain your ankle ,,everyone around you agrees that you should “walk it off”,,,or put butter on a burn,,,or stop crying about the gash ,just wash it out at the sink and tie a T-shirt around it for a couple of weeks. Go to the garden for an aloe plant for a burn ,,,boil rhubarb for headhache,,my favorite is “if you don’t feel better by tomorrow you can’t go on the trip to your favorite amusement park,,that always works

  24. AND WHO SUFFERS…..”WE THE PEOPLE”! NOW THE MANIAC GOODIE TWO SHOES WHO CREATED CHAOS DURING THE EARLY YRS OF AMERICA BY BANNING ALCOHOL ARE CREATING AGONY OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS IN CHRONIC…….LIFE LONG…….PAIN WHO NEED BUT CAN’T GET PRESCRIPTION PAIN KILLERS!!! THANKS ALOT “GOVERNMENTS” WHO WILL BE SPENDING THEIR ILL GOTTEN GAINS ON BOOZE AND PARTIES & TRAVEL & CLOTHING & JEWELRY & ………..!!! ROADS? CHARTER SCHOOLS? TAX CUTS? OH, SILLY “DREAMERS” OF THE GREAT UNWASHED!!! MAGA! TRUMP 2020 TSUNAMI LANDSLIDE AVALANCHE VICTORY IS COMING!!! ✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸✝️🙏🇺🇸

  25. does it pay the way for lawsuits against the real purveyors of opioid deaths such as Afghanistan Mexico in China. as far as I know Johnson & Johnson doesn't make heroin

  26. Were their properties' labs raided? Evidence seized? .. charged with manufacturing and distributing of drugs? … friends of? .. partners?

  27. Oh joy ? A bankrupt J&J is not in the public's best interest. We all have J&J products in our homes. What if J&J passes this fine as well as pending fine's off on to us, the consumer??????? What are the financial implications? How much more will we pay for J&J products ? OH the Humanity………

  28. Been watching deceptive Rx ads for decades. This is a win. More states to follow. Rx manufacturers scrambling to review ads and info pubs, bracing for their turn in hot seats.

  29. It will be appealed and tied up in the courts for decades, just like every other lawsuit against them, and what they do end up paying is already accounted for and is only a drop in the ocean they bring in annually. The Love of Money IS the Root of All Evil.

  30. You people dont have a clue about the real people !!! You guys are taking away medications that old people really need !!! When you people get old i hope to god you people dont have to go threw what i go threw daily !!! Theres so many old people that need there pain meds and you people are cutti g every body off !!! Thats how messed up this country is !!!!!!

  31. Breaking news: the Johnson & Johnson fine has been commuted to free baby shampoo for all Americans for a year.

  32. Don't forget the FDA is also guilty. They have let a sorts of dangerous drugs pass. It is also a big employer of big Pharma.

  33. This is just more government corruption. The state has absolutely no right to any money. If anyone has a right it would be those who were harmed, not the state, but I would like to know exactly how J&J is responsible for people abusing the medication they receive. Follow the directions and you will be fine. Abuse the directions and you can possibly die. Again how is this the responsibility of J&J?

  34. This is bad, we need to legalize all drugs and work in harm reduction instead of outright prevention. Amsterdam is a great example for us to follow.

  35. Ridiculous amount. Imagine if it had been a foreign firm, say German Bayer. It would have been sentenced to billions. But this is our friend Johnny & Johnny.

  36. this so called family company who is against gays got caught killing straight families?  Looks like they are only for themselves

  37. Please Idiot Citizens Of The U.S. Press In Johnson & Johnson net worth. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😠😠😠😠😠😠

  38. Make Billions, pay millions, that's our judicial system. Just like R.J. Reynolds 20 years to prove they lied, fraud, etc. Now they are legally addicting our kids to vaping. It'll be the same with Monsanto and round-up GMO…

  39. I feel sorry for the folks who actually need pain medication and use it responsibly. I know a couple and they are going to suffer from the irresponsibly of others and the greedy rich.

  40. i was surprised when they started suing bars for people drinking too much, leaving, and being irresponsible. now people with doctorate degrees in medicine running pill mills are claiming they didn't know FAA approved opioids are addictive. we all know what's next: they're going to sue gun makers for what criminals do with them.

  41. This is stupid! Punishing a drug manufacturer for costumers who abuse their product is like punishing GM because some lunatic used one of their products to run down a bunch of people! The people who abuse the drugs are to blame 100%! It was THEIR choice to abuse the drug and therefore THEIR choice to become an addict! People need to go back to the American precept that each individual is responsible 100% for their own behavior. Things like this fuel the victimhood mindset in this country. No one takes responsibility anymore but quickly points the finger at someone or something else as being responsible for their own moral deficiencies and lack of self-control!

  42. This I'm struggling to see how this helps. When the Dr. Is the one who writes the prescription. The company just sells the product. Drs had to know a drug problem when they wrote the prescription. Now all the teL people who are really struggling are turned down for pain help. A lady told me she took her child to the dentist. He had to have surgery. And the pain medicine was not offered. Instead they gave him ketamine for the surgery. Let that sink in.

  43. breaking news big pharma is mildly inconvenienced for sponsoring the deaths of untold thousands for the last 100 years..all while lecture the USA about how toxic WE ARE
    hey J&J?
    hows that Gillette division doing these days?

  44. Slap on the wrist to the Big Pharm drug dealers. BFD 🤨 Burried my brother 2009, his doctor was found guilty and judge made him go back to school to take three different courses pertaining to diagnosis and prescribing drugs. That was it, oh, and the guilty doctor said to me “sorry for you loss”. 🤬

  45. Not a good year for J and J.
    But it makes me mad. They can afford it. It's pain patients who suffer. This is what the govt was after. This, and legalizing marijuana. Always a buck.
    They ignore that the deaths all involved alcohol or heroin mixed with street opiates. People who really needed pain meds to function lost their medical right to pain relief. They never broke a rule, or the law.
    But they got the blame. It's disgusting.

  46. hah, they made that much in the time it took me to write this comment. And here the elitist out of touch reporters pretending something actually happened.

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