Latest Oklahoma Attorney General's Office News

Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson was a "kingpin" company that helped fuel the most devastating public health crisis in Oklahoma history, the state attorney general argued Monday during the close of his case against the opioid drug manufacturer. Mike Hunter said the New...

Latest: Oklahoma prosecutor calls drugmaker opioid 'kingpin'

Jul. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries over the opioid crisis (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has described consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin" company...

Oklahoma presses opioid case against Johnson & Johnson

Jul. 4, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — So far, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has secured about $355 million from two groups of defendant drugmakers in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and he's trying to make the case that even more money should come Oklahoma's way in the first such state case to go...

US government seeks part of Oklahoma's $270M opioid deal

Jun. 27, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. government wants a portion of Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state's ongoing lawsuit against opioid makers. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote to the head of Oklahoma's Medicaid agency that it has determined...

The Latest: State gets extension to provide details to feds

Jun. 27, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the federal government's demand for a portion of Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma (all times local): 2:13 p.m. The state of Oklahoma has been granted more time to provide details about the state's $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma to the...