Okla. Says J&J Addiction Expert Is Just A 'Book Reviewer'

Law360 (July 9, 2019, 10:49 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Oklahoma on Tuesday blasted Johnson & Johnson's latest expert in the state's trailblazing trial seeking to hold the drugmaker liable for the opioid crisis, saying the witness — a neuroscientist who testified that multiple studies show opioids have a very small risk of addiction — was like a "book reviewer" recapping studies he wasn't involved in.

During the seventh week of the trial in Norman, Oklahoma, J&J called to the stand recently retired neuropharmacologist Richard De La Garza, formerly of the Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Center. J&J and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals stand accused by...

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