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A Landmark Ruling Spurs Appeal In Oklahoma Opioids Trial

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson says it will appeal a landmark ruling on Monday by a judge in Oklahoma that found the company liable for an epidemic of overdose deaths and addiction to opioids.

Judge Thad Balkman said Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries created a public nuisance that “compromised the health and safety of thousands of Oklahomans.”

Here & Now’s Susan Davis speaks with Terri White (@terriwhiteok), commissioner of Oklahoma’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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