Doctors duped in drug company’s 20-year opioid marketing campaign

Johnson & Johnson says it will appeal the billion-dollar US court verdict
Staff writer

A drug company that targeted thousands of doctors with a “deceptive” and “dangerous” opioid marketing campaign has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to fix the opioid epidemic it has fuelled.

Johnson & Johnson has strenuously denied misleading doctors in the US state of Oklahoma, where prescription opioids have allegedly claimed the lives of some 6000 people since 2000.