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Johnson & Johnson tried for allegedly causing an "opioid epidemic"

One of the world's largest drug manufacturers, has gone on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the US state of Oklahoma. Prosecutors accuse Johnson & Johnson of deceptively marketing painkillers and belittling addiction risks. By doing so, they say the company caused an "opioid epidemic" - that will cost the state up to 17 billion dollars to remedy.

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