Reckoning: Opioid Rulings, Epstein, and Rescuing Rhinos

Reckoning: Opioid Rulings, Epstein, and Rescuing Rhinos

Skimm This - August 27, 2019 - 13:08

Johnson & Johnson was hit with a $572 million penalty for its role in fueling the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. The drug company says it will appeal. We’ll discuss how the judgment was reached, and how it could affect similar cases throughout the country. Then: Jeffrey Epstein’s victims were given a day in court in Manhattan, as prosecutors asked the judge to formally drop the charges against him following his suicide. Also on the show: women’s rights advocates scored a victory in Bangladesh, and scientists make a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction. 

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