It is reported by NBC News.

Cleveland County Judge Thad Bolkman ruled that Johnson & Johnson used pain killer marketing methods that contributed to the opioid crisis in Oklahoma.

Johnson & Johnson announced their intention to appeal the court decision.

In May 2018, U.S. leader Donald Trump signed a law that makes it easier for Americans to access experimental treatments if they suffer life-threatening illnesses.

In October 2017, the US opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency.