October 2019

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $20.4 Million Opioid Settlement

The company made the agreement with the Summit and Cuyahoga counties in Ohio. It comes just over a month after Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than half a billion dollars by an Oklahoma judge. With the settlement, the company will no longer face the first federal trial over the opioid crisis. Johnson & Johnson, Statement, via CBS News The trial is scheduled to begin in Cleveland in less than three weeks. Johnson & Johnson, Statement, via CBS News Since 2000, opioids have been linked to more than 400,000 U.S. deaths.