Okla. Opioid Expert Is Motivated By Money, J&J Tells Judge

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson attorney went on the offensive Thursday against an expert who called the drugmaker "the kingpin" behind the country's opioid crisis, telling the judge overseeing the landmark Oklahoma trial that the expert's opinions had been paid for just like the doctors the expert had accused of pushing opioids at J&J's behest.

During the third week of the trial in Norman, Oklahoma, J&J attorney Michael Yoder of O'Melveny & Myers LLP began his cross-examination of Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at Brandeis and executive director of advocacy organization Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.

Yoder asked...

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