In the press statement on the website of the Attorney General’s Office, it was stated that although the drugs containing opioid substances produced by J&J are addictive in humans and have deadly results, the company accepted to pay a penalty of 230 million dollars today in the lawsuit filed in 2019 because it did not provide sufficient information to the users.
“The opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on countless people in New York state and the rest of the country, and has left millions addicted to dangerous and deadly opioids,” James said. said.
In the statement, it was stated that J&J will end the sale of opioids in all of America, especially in New York, “Although it will never compensate for the losses of thousands of people who lost their lives or are addicted to opioids throughout our state, this fund will be used to prevent future destruction.” evaluation was made.
It was noted that the lawsuits filed by Attorney General James against other industry companies that produce opioids continue.
J&J’s $2.1 billion fine for years of deliberate use of the cancer-causing substance ‘asbestos’ in baby powder on June 1 was upheld by the appeals court.
Along with Pfizer and Moderna, J&J is among the pharmaceutical companies that have approved the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) vaccine in the USA.