The United Nations climate summit in Glasgow has made “some serious toddler steps” toward cutting emissions but far from the giant leaps needed to limit global warming to internationally accepted goals, two new analyses and top officials said Tuesday.
In a 5-1 vote, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the state’s argument that Johnson & Johnson violated “public nuisance” laws by overstating the benefits of its prescription opioid painkillers and minimizing the dangers, The New York Times reported.
“Oklahoma public nuisance law does not extend to the manufacturing, marketing and selling of prescription opioids,” the judges wrote in Tuesday’s majority opinion, the Times reported. The judges also gave weight to the company’s response that it had not promoted its products in recent years and had sold off one of its product lines in 2015. The judges decided that opioid manufacturers could not be held “perpetually liable” for their products….[Read More]