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Johnson & Johnson Trial vs Oklahoma – The Opioid Crisis

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/purdue-pharma-offers-dollar10-billion-to-dollar12-billion-to-settle-opioid-claims/ar-AAGplH5?ocid=spartandhp

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/oxycontin-maker-braces-for-bankruptcy-as-settlement-talks-stall/ar-AAGL05o?ocid=se

A judge rendered his verdict in the opioid-related trial involving Johnson & Johnson vs the State of Oklahoma this week.  J&J will pay over $500 million.  There are several other law suits pending involving multiple pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers including Purdue Pharma.

Do you agree or disagree with going after Pharma as a means by which to manage the current opioid crisis in the USA?  Should physician opioid over prescribers be held culpable?