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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M fine in opioid suit

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An Oklahoma judge ordered ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $572 million in an opioid lawsuit.

J&J was accused of pushing doctors to prescribe the medications while downplaying their health risks.

State prosecutors alleged J&J's actions helped fuel the state's opioid epidemic, which has led to over 6,000 deaths in nearly two decades.

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