August 27, 2019
This is not really as good as it sounds.
The Jewish company Purdue already settled in this case, and Johnson & Johnson doesn’t even make any addictive drugs.
Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£468m) for its part in fuelling Oklahoma’s opioid addiction crisis, a judge in the US state has ruled.
The company said immediately after the judgement that it would appeal.
The case was the first to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits filed against opioid makers and distributors.
Opioids were involved in almost 400,000 overdose deaths in the US from 1999 to 2017, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since 2000, some 6,000 people in Oklahoma have died from opioid overdoses, according to the state’s lawyers.
Earlier this year, Oklahoma settled with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for $270m and Teva Pharmaceutical for $85m, leaving Johnson & Johnson as the lone defendant.
Why is Johnson & Johnson even on this lawsuit?
During Oklahoma’s seven-week non-jury trial, lawyers for the state argued that Johnson & Johnson carried out a years-long marketing campaign that minimised the addictive painkillers’ risks and promoted their benefits.
The state’s lawyers had called Johnson & Johnson an opioid “kingpin” and argued that its marketing efforts created a public nuisance as doctors over-prescribed the drugs, leading to a surge in overdose deaths in Oklahoma.
Johnson & Johnson vigorously denied wrongdoing, arguing that its marketing claims had scientific support and that its painkillers, Duragesic and Nucynta, made up a tiny fraction of opioids prescribed in Oklahoma.
Judge Thad Balkman, of Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Oklahoma, said prosecutors had demonstrated that Johnson & Johnson contributed to a “public nuisance” in its deceptive promotion of highly addictive prescription painkillers.
“Those actions compromised the health and safety of thousands of Oklahomans. The opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to Oklahomans,” he said in his ruling.
The payment would be used for the care and treatment of opioid addicts, he said.
The outcome of the case is being closely watched by plaintiffs in about 2,000 opioid lawsuits due to go to trial in Ohio in October, unless the parties can reach a settlement.
“Duragesic” is fentanyl, and obviously a lot of people have died from fentanyl. However, I don’t know how much if any of the fentanyl available on the street is coming from actual hospitals. Almost all of it is coming from across the Southern Border, most of it having been produced in Asia.
The important thing about this case is that it established a precedent for making these companies pay. But it also established a precedent of letting Purdue, the big Jew pharma company, bow out without being held accountable.
OxyContin is what created this crisis, and that was done by Purdue, which is run by the Jewish Sackler Family. They lied to Congress about it. They did this on purpose.
Last year, Nazi leader Steven Colbert exposed the “rat kike” Purdue Jews on his television show.
We have the records of them saying they know it’s addictive but they will just attack the people who get addicted. They need to be not just forced to pay money, they need to be criminally prosecuted and put in prison.
In fact, all Jews need to be put in prison.
Toxic Judaism and Jewish supremacy have led to a Global Jewish Crisis, and drastic measures are needed to fix this.