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J&J finally gets chance to question opioids researcher during Oklahoma trial, fights 'kingpin' remark

By John Sammon | Jun 14, 2019

NORMAN , Okla. (Legal Newsline) – On his third day of testimony, an opioids researcher was cross-examined by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson as the company defends itself from allegations that it is to blame for the nation's addiction crisis.

'It keeps changing': Oklahoma's opioid strategy is a 700-year-old English law that used to regulate wandering sheep

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 13, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - The opioid trial now underway in a county courthouse in Oklahoma offers the first look at a legal strategy that could result in tens of billions of dollars in liability against the manufacturers and distributors of addictive narcotic painkillers in similar lawsuits nationwide.

Oklahoma witness in opioid trial says drug users not to blame for addiction crisis

By John Sammon | Jun 13, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – During a second day of testimony, an opioid researcher questioned by private attorneys hired by the State of Oklahoma said opioid sellers like Johnson & Johnson sought to shift blame for a prescription drug epidemic onto those not responsible.

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