Pharmaceuticals behemoth Johnson & Johnson is facing a multi-billion dollar lawsuit in the US state of Oklahoma with prosecutors making the case that the company has for years marketed opioid-based painkillers and downplayed the risk of addiction.
In opening arguments on Tuesday, the state accused Johnson & Johnson of deceptively marketing highly addictive opioids for years by overstating their effectiveness and underplaying the risk of addiction, Johnson & Johnson maintains it is p...

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