A landmark ruling yesterday could map a path forward in the fight against the opioid crisis. An Oklahoma judge ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis. It was the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for the widespread opioid epidemic, one that the judge said has hit Oklahoma especially hard. The ruling concluded Johnson & Johnson "engaged in false and misleading marketing of both their drugs and opioids generally." The company plans to appeal.
The G7 wrapped up yesterday, but not before President Trump made several attention-getting moves. First, he skipped a session on climate change, which aids claim was a scheduling conflict. Scheduling or not, the absence underscored his isolated position on an issue the other G7 leaders have consistently made a priority. Then, after days of policy reversal and whiplash sentiments about everything from the Iran deal to the US relationships with China and Russia, Trump held a news conference and addressed his chaotic style of diplomacy. "It's the way I negotiate. It's done me well over the years and it's doing even better for the country, I think," he said. He also concluded that G7 talks, often unpredictable and acrimonious, ended with "tremendous unity."
Indonesia is relocating its capital from the coastal city of Jakarta to a jungle-covered area on the island of Borneo. Jakarta, a densely-populated urban megacenter, is home to more than 10 million people and is quickly sinking into the Java Sea. In fact, it is one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world due to rising sea levels and the over-extraction of groundwater. Of course, moving capital cities isn't easy -- or cheap. The move will cost an estimated 486 trillion rupiah ($34 billion) and take about 10 years. Still, Indonesia's leaders say it is a necessity. "The burden Jakarta is holding right now is too heavy as the center of governance, business, finance, trade and services," President Joko Widodo said.
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