US opioid crisis: Oklahoma takes Johnson & Johnson to court

Oklahoma court case could have major implications for United States' opioid crisis.

    The first crucial test of whether US states can hold drug makers responsible for the opioid crisis starts in Oklahoma on Tuesday.

    Lawyers will argue that company Johnson & Johnson is to blame for the widespread addiction that has devastated the state.

    The case will likely affect around 2,000 other pending cases across the country.

    Andy Gallacher reports from Oklahoma City.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.