US communities struggle against opioid epidemic
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A US Federal judge has just ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state of Oklahoma a $572 million fine for its role in the opioid crisis ravaging the United States. The pharmaceutical company, blamed for using deceptive marketing strategies, has appealed the ruling. In the meantime, entire communities throughout the country are struggling with the human cost of addiction to both legal and illegal opioids. Our team reports from West Virginia.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.