The Maker of OxyContin and 3 Executives Plead Guilty to Knowing Their Drugs Is Addictive?

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The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug’s risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

Purdue Pharma L.P., its president, top lawyer and former chief medical officer will pay $ 634.5 million in fines for claiming the drug was less addictive and less subject to abuse than other pain medications

The plea agreement settled a national case and came two days after the Stamford, Conn.-based company agreed to pay $ 19.5 million to 26 states and the District of Columbia to settle complaints that it encouraged physicians to overprescribe OxyContin.

“With its OxyContin, Purdue unleashed a highly abusable, addictive, and potentially dangerous drug on an unsuspecting and unknowing public,”

Do you think this will put psychiatric drug comp. on notice? I hope so!

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Answer by Timothy M
Rush could have told them that……

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!



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