Cocaine is back, and it’s contaminated. The powerful opioid fentanyl is often mixed into cocaine, turning the stimulant into a much bigger killer than in past. Cocaine-related overdoses took lives of nearly 14,000 Americans in 2017, up 34% in just a year.
Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.
An OK judge acknowledged that he was three decimal places off — mistaking thousands for millions — when he originally calculated the amount