Opioid crisis: Oklahoma agrees to $8.75 million settlement with pharmaceutical company

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – State leaders say they have reached a settlement with a pharmaceutical company for the company’s alleged role in the state’s opioid crisis. On Friday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced that the state has reached an out-of-court settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals for $8.75 million. Officials say the majority of the money […]

Two federal opioid lawsuits go back to Oklahoma, California

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A federal judicial panel is sending two federal opioid lawsuits back to federal courts in Oklahoma and California where they were initially filed in an effort to streamline the cases that are among nearly 2,700 now pending in federal court in Ohio. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation accepted a November […]

State to appeal Oklahoma judge’s order to reduce Johnson & Johnson opioid settlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced that the state intends to appeal Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman’s final order issued last Friday in the trial against Johnson & Johnson that lowered their settlement amount. “Judge Balkman’s conduct of both pre-trial and trial proceedings was informed and balanced,” Attorney General Hunter […]

Impeachment, opioid lawsuit, and gaming compacts discussions continue on Flash Point

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Each week, the Flash Point team tackles some of the biggest topics circulating in the Sooner State and beyond. State Representative (D-OKC) Mickey Dollens filled in for Mike Turpen, joining Todd Lamb and moderator Kevin Ogle. Together they discussed the continued impeachment inquiry after a week of public interviews. The team […]

Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case. District Judge Thad Balkman on Friday issued the order directing the company to […]

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA (AP) – An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case. District Judge Thad Balkman on Friday issued the order directing the company to pay […]

Judge expected to issue additional order in opioid ruling

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A judge is expected to issue an order that will shed light on his decision in Oklahoma’s opioid trial earlier this year. On Friday, Cleveland County Judge Thad Balkman will issue an order in response to arguments made by the State of Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson as to the […]

4 pharmaceutical companies accused in the opioid epidemic reach a $260 million settlement just before trial

(CNN) — Hours before the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic was set to begin, four pharmaceutical companies reached a settlement totaling $260 million. The four companies — McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. — reached a settlement Monday morning with the two plaintiffs, Summit and Cuyahoga counties […]

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

OHIO (CNN) – Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation’s opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — are in negotiations to settle with over 2,000 […]

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after traces of asbestos found

(CNN) – The bad news keeps coming for Johnson & Johnson: The company on Friday announced a voluntary recall of its popular baby powder after some bottles were found to contain small amounts of asbestos. The recall affects 33,000 bottles of baby powder that were produced and shipped in the U.S. in 2018. Shares of […]

Judge admits he made math mistake in opioid judgement

OKLAHOMA CITY – The State of Oklahoma and Johnson & Johnson were back in court after a dispute over how much money the company owed the state after the opioid lawsuit. Johnson & Johnson says there was a miscalculation of $107 million in the $572 million judgement. Company attorney Steve Brody said, “The state has […]

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