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Landmark trial on opioids in US

One of the world's largest drug manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson, is accused of fuelling a so-called "opioid epidemic" in the US. The firm denies wrongdoing. Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University, explains the background to this landmark trial.

(Picture: Judge Thad Balkman in court in Norman, Oklahoma, where the trial opened on 28th May 2019. Credit: Reuters)

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