#cnn #news In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history. In his ruling, Balkman said the opioid crisis has "ravaged" the state of Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.
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Ruth E. Ray, 85, retired Elementary Teacher for Haskell Schools, left us Sunday,. Funeral Mass Monday, 10 AM, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc.-Muskogee. biglowfunerals.com
Wiseman, Marilyn, 65, Secretary died October 17 Visitation, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Monday October 21, at Bradley Funeral Home Services, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, Greenhill Cemetery, Bradley Funeral and Cremation Service
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