OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish jury says health products maker Johnson & Johnson owes the state nearly $258 million for misleading Louisiana doctors about the possible side effects of one of its anti psychotic medications.
The ruling was handed down Thursday in Opelousas. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based company said it will appeal the verdict.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office had argued the company, through its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc., had violated a state law against misrepresentation and fraud.