FOX News Radio’s TONYA J. POWERS was live on the Gary Rivers Show Tuesday morning.

In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in that  state’s opioid crisis.

Oklahoma is one of dozens of states suing opioid drugmakers.  This is the first case to reach trial.  Many ae wating for the big federal case which will be heard here in Ohio this October

Oklahoma had requested $17.2 Billion.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , from 1999 to 2017, more than 702,000 people have died from a drug overdose.

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