Opioid trial decision could shape other cases

Oklahoma’s court fight against Johnson & Johnson and it subsidiaries could be a road map for other states to follow in holding drugmakers responsible for the opioid crisis. (Aug. 27)

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday August 27th: Judge rules against Johnson & Johnson in opioids case; Tropical storm approaches Caribbean; White House clarifies President Trump’s statements on Kim Jong Un; Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears in Buffalo.

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J&J say they will fight Oklahoma opioid ruling

An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the them to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. (Aug. 26)

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Oklahoma judge finds J&J fueled opioid crisis

An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help address the problem. (Aug. 26)

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Jury Awards Nearly $4.7 Billion In Powder Case

A St. Louis jury awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. (July 13)

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 24, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Turkey shifts position on helping Kurdish fighters get to Syrian town of Kobane, investigation reveals 18-year academic scandal at University of North Carolina, South Korean scientists solve mystery behind ‘weird’ dinosaur, and top drug manufacturers may collaborate to speed up ebola vaccine production.

TURKEY (annotate to: Turkey’s Border War)
Government to Help Group of Kurdish Fighters Reach Kobane
Two hundred peshmerga will be allowed to travel through Turkish territory from Iraq to defend the Syrian border town.

U.S.A.
Probe Uncovers Academic Fraud at University of North Carolina
Over an 18-year period, inflated grades and bogus classes helped thousands of student athletes stay in their programs.

SOUTH KOREA
Scientists Solve Decades-Old Dinosaur Mystery
Nearly complete skeletons discovered in Mongolia give paleontologists a clearer picture of a ‘weird’ creature with a duck’s bill, hoofed feet, and long arms.

HEALTH (annotate: The Fight Against Ebola)
Drug Makers in Talks to Collaborate on Ebola Vaccines
Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline are among the companies under pressure to quickly respond to the global health crisis.

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