#cnn #news 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.
The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history. In his ruling, Balkman said the opioid crisis has "ravaged" the state of Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.
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Joseph Gregory Harris, 52, of Resaca, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.
Paul Stanley, age 66, of Dalton, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dalpha Mae Stanley; and father, John Frank Stanley. He was an avid fly fisherman and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was retired from…
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