Justice has not been served.
Let’s be real. Johnson and Johnson lied about the safety of their opioid drugs and people died as a result of their lying tongue. They are murderers.
Yet despite lying and killing people, something that if an individual person alone did such a thing would land them in jail for the rest of their life or maybe even death row labeled a serial killer. Johnson and Johnson’s owners and executives will walk free. Not only are they walking free, but they are also filthy rich!
The most recent estimation of the economic impact of the opioid crisis was published by the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimated the cost of the lies made by the pharmaceutical industry to be $504 BILLION in 2015 alone! So like I said, Johnson and Johnson have paid pennies of their profits after lying, stealing and killing.
Sadly, real justice in the U.S. has been lost. White-collar criminals not only walk free, but they also live lives of luxury and are protected by the partners in crime, politicians that pass laws or at the least do nothing to stop these criminals from continuing their “business” as usual. A great read I suggest is here: Politics: for sickness or for health?
To just help everyone understand the true heart of this Pharmakeia company, I would highlight the fact that they have also been found guilty of hiding the fact that their baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos. As a result of their love of money and lack of heart for human life, women have died from cancer. So we can see that their actions are not isolated cases but rather a regularly occurring feature of the business plan this company has.
The company should be abolished, the CEOs and the people who committed these crimes should be in jail, never to be able to lie, steal, and murder ever again. But sadly, they are still sitting behind their desks and now boasting as their stock prices rise after this ridiculous “fine” was ordered by Oklahoma courts.
This company will not change it’s ways unless true justice is served. Mark my words, they will continue in these wicked ways unless the punishment is great enough to deter them.
“When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.” Ecclesiastes 8:11.
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Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn over talc cancer claims
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in baby powder lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in first opioid case
Judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay Oklahoma $572 million for fueling state’s opioid crisis
Feds found Pfizer too big to nail
Methodology behind CNN’s exclusive story, ‘The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make’