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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay Oklahoma $572M in landmark opioid case

Johnson & Johnson will have to pay the state of Oklahoma for its role in the opioid epidemic, a judge ruled in the country’s first civil case seeking to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the crisis. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman announced Monday that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, must… Read More »

Don’t keep your strong pain medicines ‘just in case’

Nearly 150 people are hospitalised in Australia every day as a result of the adverse effects of opioid pain medicines. In a concerted effort to reduce this – and opioid-related dependence, illnesses and cases of misuse – the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is urging Australians to return unused prescription pain relief medicines to their local… Read More »