Johnson and Johnson, the maker of the opioid painkillers Duragesic and Nucynta, was ordered to pay $572-million in damages to the state of Oklahoma, which reportedly lost more than 6,000 people to the opioids since 2000. The judge said, “Defendants caused an opioid crisis that is evidenced by increased rates of addiction, overdose deaths, and neonatal abstinence syndrome in Oklahoma.” The ruling sets a precedent as the first time a drug maker has been held responsible for their drugs. There are thousands more lawsuits from patients and state and local governments, including a case with 2,000 plaintiffs that will be tried on October.
OxyContin-maker, Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family, also was initially included in Oklahoma’s lawsuit, but it settled with the state for $270-million in March. The other remaining defendant, Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals, settled just before the trial for $85-million. Both companies denied wrongdoing. Johnson and Johnson said it will appeal the decision. [Once again, drug companies are fined what sounds like a spectacularly high amount of money for injuring and killing innocent people, the company decision makers receive bonuses, and profits from the sale of the drugs are far greater than the fine. So all is in place to do the same thing again, and again. Corporate corruption will never stop until the decision makers are personally held responsible and cannot hide behind the ‘corporate veil’.] -GEG
The NY attorney general’s office said: “The Sacklers continue to low ball victims and skirt a responsible settlement. We refuse to allow the family to misuse the courts in an effort to shield their financial misconduct.”
McCabe is under pressure and may cut a deal to offer testimony against other FBI and Justice Department officials. It is surprising to see strong interest at the government level in holding a member of the deep state to the same standards that apply to everyone else. We shall see.
A record 220,300 public school teachers reported that they were physically attacked by a student during the 2015-2016 school year. California passed Senate Bill 419, prohibiting the suspension of disruptive kids. [Be sure to check out the readers’ comments for these articles.]
Epstein was ‘suicided’ instead of being delivered to justice. This was done, not only to prevent revealing the names of high-profile celebrities and government officials, but to make people feel helpless and passive, knowing that the justice system is corrupt.
J. Michael Springmann, who worked for the State Department, issued visas from 1987 to 1989 from the US Jeddah consulate in Saudi Arabia, and later learned it was being used by the CIA to issue visas to associates of Osama bin Laden who was creating the predecessor to al-Qaeda.
Barry Jennings’ story is full of details that directly contradict NIST’s pronouncements on the destruction of the building. Jennings mysteriously passed away in a hospital in 2008 but no records are available.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech announcing his plans to annex a third of the West Bank if he wins the Israeli election next week. He was hoping Trump would sign off on the land expropriation, but it never came.
Witnesses interviewed on the street immediately after the attack on 9/11 say the planes that struck the Twin Towers were gray, had no airline logos, and no windows. Firefighters tell of explosions far below fire-damaged
Christine Todd Whitman, the head of the EPA on 9/11, falsely assured New York residents and rescuers that the air was safe to breathe following the destruction of the WTC buildings. In truth, however, the event released clouds of toxic dust that has caused thousands of deaths.
UL certified the steel used to build the World Trade Center buildings. Ryan realized the government’s report included serious errors and, according to the tests at UL, the buildings easily should have withstood the fires.
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Currently, there are 2 million Americans addicted to opioid drugs, and more than 300,000 people have died from opioids since 2000. The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 shackled the DEA from cracking down on Big Pharma drug traffickers who sell millions of opioid pills to small pharmacies and clinics who, in turn, sell the pills to street dealers. There is no excuse for Congress refusing to repeal the law now, except that parts of the federal government support the opioid industry.
Carlson says the ruling class becomes incredibly rich by wrecking our country and killing people. When they get caught, politicians and celebrities pretend to be concerned for a week and then nothing happens. None of these people ever are sent to prison.