J&J Again Asks For Win As Okla. Opioid Trial Testimony Ends

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 10:07 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson said Friday that Oklahoma hasn't carried its burden of proof in the landmark opioid-crisis trial, arguing again for an early win as the judge heard statements from a regulator who said a J&J unit successfully pressured a state board not to list the opioid tramadol as a controlled substance.

Testimony wrapped Friday in the high-profile case, one of the first over the ravages of the opioid crisis. The state says J&J and Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit took lives, health and happiness from thousands of Oklahoma residents by relentlessly encouraging needless prescriptions and the use of highly addictive and deadly...

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