Oklahoma wins landmark opioid case


In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis. #CNN #News

71 Comments on "Oklahoma wins landmark opioid case"

  1. They made BILLIONS off these pills, they should pay MORE!!!😡

    • sick of liberals | August 26, 2019 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      @Gas & Diesel don’t know what that has to do with what we were talking about but whatever makes you happy I say go for it

    • TheOne WhoWelds | August 27, 2019 at 6:39 AM | Reply

      John Balnis of course there will be a massive surge of heroin within the next two years. The democrats won’t have anything else to turn to after their candidate loses again in 2020.

    • @John Balnis Cutt off ? They buy them from China and Mexico. Seriously are you that dumb ? Do you realy think a strung out drug addict is getting opiates from Dr’s right now ?

  2. Timothy Thompson | August 26, 2019 at 8:11 PM | Reply

    Is this their Take On the War on Drugs wow

    • Get That Money | August 26, 2019 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      End the war on plants with green paper

    • That’s a daily accepted profit loss for drug dealers

    • Right, I feel that they should get tougher on laws when it comes to possession of opioids! Criminalize the users. Treat it like the war on crack. Kick down the doctors (drug dealers) doors. Organized law enforcement to target doctors and users of opioids. Harsher penalties if u dont have a perception or prescribe too much…..but we all know why that’s not going to happen huh…….

    • @Old Redeye There wasn’t problems like this prior to criminalizing of substances and giving control over to a select few, Wake up.

  3. Michel Willems | August 26, 2019 at 8:12 PM | Reply

    Finally a first step to attack greed and murder

    • Windows Sucks | August 27, 2019 at 1:30 AM | Reply

      @Mr. & Mrs Smith This is why Socialism is demonised in the U.S.

    • Why are doctors not being dealt with in this opioid addiction? Without prescriptions Johnson & Johnson wouldn’t be in business selling opioids

    • Don’t you mean suicide?
      People who use their meds as prescribed are not the problem.
      You people celebrating this are the kind of people who don’t like to be responsible for your own decisions or don’t like to hold others responsible for their own decisions.
      Most addicts become that way because they made a decision to use their prescription in a manner that was not how the med was prescribed, or they stole meds from family and friends for recreational or self-medicating, or they bought it off the street. Then when they realize their personal behavior is killing them, and they have nearly died or suicided themselves with their drug ABUSE, then they cry for the government to save them!

      How is a manufacturer responsible for the illegal use of the product?

      Look, I am no fan of corporations, but corporations only exist because of the consumers.

      These drugs have a real purpose and a benefit. But if Doctors and Pharmacists became dope dealers for profit, and people demanded more because they are unhappy, depressed, sad miserable people, why do people who need pain killers and use them responsibly have to suffer? It is like people cannot control their own behaviors and choices, but expect the courts and government to protect them from themselves.
      Don’t ask me to protect you or save you if you are unwilling to take personal responsibility and make efforts to save yourself first.

    • @Orest Fokin Dude dont even waste your time, these people are children and have no idea what they are talking about. They still think Capitalism is the enemy.

  4. Tony Diamonds | August 26, 2019 at 8:12 PM | Reply

    Where is all the money going to go? The states pocket? The real victim’s wont see a significant dollar. Hoopla!

  5. They should be made to provide treatment for the thousands of good people still suffering from their malpractice!

    • I believe that’s what the money has to go to. It won’t go directly to anyone who was actually affected. Considering the average successful MAT patient needs treatment for an average of 4years it’ll technically cover about 600 people’s treatment with some money going to diversion programs and community education.

    • Probably go to like methadone and soboxin clinics.

    • Leonaza, Or what if people didnt abuse their medicine? Doctors assume they dont have to be your Mommy!

  6. When it come to opioids the drug company are really well organized drug dealers

    • In kahoots with many political, business, and legal bedfellows.

    • Worse, they’re drug dealers backed by a government that keeps any competition out of their markets through a bs fda

    • Haing a scrip for a controlled substance for a chronic condition isn’t much different than buying it on the street.

    • Chemicals from Mexico murder 72,000 Americans a year!

      Democrats open borders!

    • You people are such weak losers. Blame everyone but the individual that decides to abuse the medication. Blame everyone but the criminal doctor who wrote illegal Rx or the Pharmacist who kept filling the Rx. Blame everyone but the cartel that brought it in from outside the country to be sold on the streets.
      There are valid reasons to be prescribed certain opiods. There are zero valid reasons to abuse your prescription. There a zero valid reasons to seek drugs as recreation.

      We have a mental health problem in this country. We have people who hate their lives and hate themselves so much that they’d rather live in a drugged up stupor than find authenticity in living. They try to off themselves by abusing drugs and expect society to love them more than they love themselves.
      Solve the mental problems, then you won’t have people trying to block out reality with fentanyl.

  7. Cheryl R Leigh | August 26, 2019 at 8:19 PM | Reply

    This is wonderful news; never thought I’d see the day when Big Pharma was made to account for the damage they’ve done nationwide to our communities. Having said that, the damages incurred are not proportional to their annual multi-billion-dollar revenue on just opioids.

  8. Melissa Archibald | August 26, 2019 at 8:21 PM | Reply

    With the money they got that’s not even a spit in the bucket. All the judge did was slap their wrist with a hanky

  9. Johnson and Johnson did sales of 81.6 billion last year, lets not pretend this is anything but a slap on the wrist.

    • Who cares how much money they made its not their fault. You make it sound like this is going to win the war on opiates. The vast majority of drugs are coming across the southern border or from china. This lawsuit does nothing for the problem but attack a company who provides opiates to people WHO NEED THEM not abuse them. Everyone knows that opiates are addictive. The people that take them know this and this is why they have to go DR to Dr to get more and more prescriptions. Junkies are going to be Junkies nothing can be done about that but Americans need pain relief and still to this day opiates are an excellent way to reduce pain in patients. What is Oklahoma going to do not take opiates ? Liberals are complete dumb fucks.

    • @Mandy Last Not all judges are thinkers or logical. Some make rulings based on societal emotions.
      I do not think it is logical to hold a corporation responsible for the choices of greedy drug dealers and mindless, self-abusing addicts.
      Pain killers are needed. Obviously you have never been seriously injured or suffered from diabilitating disease. Morphine has a good purpose. Fentanyl has s good purpose. Hydrocodone has a good purpose.
      People who sell these illegally and use them illegally are the real problem here.

    • @Mandy Last This is nothing even remotely similar to Honda making a car that spontaneously combusts.
      Get real.
      This is about people misusing and abusing useful medication.
      These drugs, when properly prescribed and taken as prescribed, are NOT addictive.
      I have been subscribed opiods and never addicted.
      My teenage daughter was in a horrific accident and was prescribed three types of opiods, oxycotin, oxycodone and hydrocodone ALL at the same time. As taken as prescribed, for the length prescribed, she did not become addicted! But she sure the hell would have suffered weeks of pain without them.
      You people are a bunch of weak losers. You obviously can’t control yourselves or had some loser in your family that can’t control themselves so you expect the government to protect you from yourselves. Take some damn personal responsibility and quit being idiots.

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  10. Rich murderers get fined, but not hanged. That’s justice in U.S.

    • @Tsubadai Khan It took me months of trying other options from the same doctor, even physical therapy, before they finally gave me hydrocodone. They don`t give opiates out like candy to just anyone. It`s a last resort. Whiskey kills my pain when mixed with weed but I couldn`t keep doing that to my liver. 30 years was long enough. Luckily I survived it. Methadone, 100 times more addictive than heroin, worked well too but I bought it illegally and it took a year to get off of it. Methamphetamine kills pain. I couldn`t afford to see a doctor for years. It was way cheaper to buy illegal drugs. I know everything there is to know about addiction.

    • ambiguous tv reference | August 26, 2019 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      @Tsubadai Khan imma keep it real with you cheif im trying to watch some vines and go tf to sleep, i dont care, you win the debate, leave me alone

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    • Kathy Mountain | August 27, 2019 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      @Tom Jones you’re absolutely right. This judgement is a joke and another way for drug addicts to blame someone else for their choices.

  11. Extra Truth News | August 26, 2019 at 8:30 PM | Reply

    Now watch the prices of pharmaceutical companies are gonna charge you now to making up the difference 💰

    • @Mandy Last
      “Your argument is garbage.”
      Meaningless drivel.
      “No one can afford the 1000 fold drug prices to begin with, so if they hike it up another ten fold, we still can’t afford it.”
      Then how do they sell it?
      “They should still be sued.”
      Where did I say they shouldn’t? I was pointing out that ultimately it is consumers who pay, and that needs to be considered.
      ” If you mean by “officers” the people who work at the company, yes.”
      Well, golly gee, did you think I meant police officers?
      “That works. In the 90’s scandals of the blood products facilities not testing blood were everywhere. Putting people in prison seemed to help. I think they should get the chair, they deliberately commited mass murder.”
      Irrelevant drivel.
      “Although I am in favor of people getting the much need help they need so that more people don’t die. I really don’t give a damn what JnJ does with their prices. They need to pay these people who they hurt!!”

      My, aren’t you emotional. Goody for you.
      I’m done with you, you’re not worth any more time. You really weren’t worth this much, but it’s been entertaining to read your ranting. Now I’m bored with you.

    • Danny Timms::: clearly shows you are a moron when you do not understand how few Americans are able to access insanely priced drugs that are upticked at 100000%

    • Yugioh Pokemon | August 27, 2019 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      @Elmosweed only a few children have had fewer seizures with weed it doesnt work with everyone and as i said find me a blind study showing weed works better than pain medication

    • Yugioh Pokemon | August 27, 2019 at 11:37 AM | Reply

      @Elmosweed i believe its a safe recreational drug but it it has benefits for rare cases. You cant prove it relieves pain than other medication

    • Yugioh Pokemon | August 27, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      @Elmosweed im more than certain weed would fail a double blind study against fentanyl when it comes to fixing nausea and inflamatory symptoms.

  12. The US government blames Central and South American drug cartels for America’s opioid problem, when the truth is, they don’t want them competing with their own pharmaceutical companies.

  13. They will just jack up the prices on all their other drugs to recover the cost of this ruling.

  14. When are they gonna charge the military & their damn self?

  15. Just asking…if Corporations are people as in “Citizens United” why aren’t they people who can be properly prosecuted and JAILED and their possessions taken by the State for being the criminals they are?

    • Dolt Daft Dunce Deplorable Donald Trump | August 27, 2019 at 8:12 AM | Reply

      Good question. Simple answer MONEY. Why is it illegal immigrants get arrested at their jobs for breaking the law, but the company that hires them don’t pay a penalty, MONEY. Why is it when banks defraud people out of their 401K and retirement funds, they don’t pay the price. In fact in many cases they force the perpetrators to retire and they give them a severance package, MONEY.

    • And where is the doctor’s responsibility in this opioid crisis?

  16. Michael Froelich | August 26, 2019 at 9:20 PM | Reply

    Hmmmm..but none of the physicians committed malpractice? Sort of thin isn’t it?

    • @Mary Mclocke Right. You mean Drs have not been aware ALL THIS TIME that people have been getting addicted to these drugs?
      Wow. Drs must be super stupid people that not only don’t read the news but they don’t even study their own profession once they graduate from med school.

      Can you be any more gullible or do you always blame others for your personal decisions?

    • @Brandon Burns Not when the “low level drug dealer” is the Doctor or pharmacist that is illegally dispensing prescription medications and flooding the streets with drugs that should be strictly managed.
      Lock that white collar pos up!

      As for drug addicts, well, they create themselves, so they either need to decide they want to live drug free or we as a society need to stop saving them from their next OD. Period.
      Love yourself.
      Don’t expect me to love you if you don’t love yourself.

    • @Mary Mclocke doctors are not that stupid! They knew exactly what they were doing

    • Edward Alvarez | August 27, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Reply

      They taught many of the doctors that the drugs weren’t that bad and that addictive. Think about it when a new drug comes out, a doc isn’t going to look deep into the biochemistry of it they are just told it’s better then the old stuff.

    • @Edward Alvarez how many years ago did these drugs come out? It’s been 20 plus years now. They’re still being prescribed. But you want me to believe that the doctors by now don’t know about the addictive qualities of the drugs. Whatever dude. The only people responsible for the problems that we have with opioids are the doctors and pharmacists who are illegally prescribing drugs that shouldn’t be out on the street. And the drug users who are not seeking help getting over their addictions but instead look out on the street or steal from their family and friends for drugs.
      These people abusing these drugs get no sympathy from me. I don’t blame the corporation. If somebody uses a product illegally that is not the corporations fault. These drugs are necessary in certain situations and when prescribed correctly and used as prescribed they are not addictive. The people that are abusing the drugs are the problem and maybe they are the type of people that just need to be wiped off the planet because if it isn’t opioids it’s going to be some other drug that they’re using, like some kind of synthetic drug that somebody cooks up in their basement. And that my friend is not Johnson & Johnson’s problem and it’s not my problem and I’m getting tired of people making their drug addiction problems my problem. It’s called self responsibility and self-love and if you don’t love yourself enough to leave drugs alone that’s your problem. Don’t look for me to save you or be sorry for you, or anyone in your family that was stupid enough to abuse drugs to the point that they committed suicide and OD’d themselves

  17. “I’m not an illegal alien, just an undocumented pharmacist…”

  18. Now forty other states are going after Johnson and Johnson about time seventy thousand die a year.

  19. Predatory prescriptions! Predatory sales!
    They’re victims, not criminals. They need free, quality, long-term treatment, not incarceration.

  20. El Chapo is in JAIL. Wrist slap for Johnson and Johnson’s bank account.

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