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What Johnson & Johnson case means for opioid accountability

Clip: 08/26/2019 | 8m 1s Video has closed captioning.

An Oklahoma judge delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson in the first major legal decision to go against a drugmaker for its role in the opioid crisis. The judge found the company’s marketing practices helped flood the state with painkillers. William Brangham talks to StateImpact Oklahoma’s Jackie Fortier about the case's unusual argument and broad impact.

Aired: 08/26/19

Rating: NR

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