572 million dollars for Pain and suffering: pharmaceutical group punishment because of opioids must pay
In the first process against a manufacturer of Opioid analgesics in the United States, a judgment has fallen. The pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson will make a 572 million Dollar payment by way of damages, the district court ruled in the state of Oklahoma. The attorney General of Oklahoma, Mike Hunter, had J&J required, however, a payment of more than $ 17 billion. J&J is accused of, over the years, the risks for addictive painkillers to have in its marketing campaigns downplayed. The lawyers of the state of Oklahoma had argued, Doctors would have prescribed the medicines excessively, leading to an increase in Overdose deaths. With the J&J demanded money for treatment and preventive programmes to be financed should. The case is pointing the way for thousands more claims, which were brought by US authorities against the manufacturers of opioids. The company is accused of the abuse of strong prescription painkillers feed done. This abuse has cost many American lives: Between 1999 and 2017, the number of people who died in the U.S. due to Opioid Overdose was, according to the authorities at nearly 400,000. In Oklahoma died of it, according to the lawyers since the year 2000, approximately 6000 people. Johnson and Johnson rejected the allegations and said that it would appeal.