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Massachusetts Sues Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family For OxyContin Profiteering Amid Opioid Crisis

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for misleading doctors into prescribing excess OxyContin. Eight members of the Sackler family, the owner of Purdue, were named in the complaint.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Purdue Pharma Knew Oxycontin Was Being Abused Since The Late '90s

A document was leaked that Purdue Pharma knew Oxycontin was being abused by users since the late '90s. Apparently it didn't stop the drugmaker from continuing to aggressively market the drug.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Montana Sues OxyContin Manufacturer Purdue Over Its Contribution To The Opioid Crisis

Pharma Purdue, the drugmaker behind OxyContin, marketed its medication so aggressively that it contributed to the opioid crisis. That’s according to a new lawsuit by the state of Montana.

Public Health December 6, 2017

OxyContin's 12-Hour Dosing May Up Drug Abuse Risk: How To Recognize And Prevent Opioid Addiction

Purdue Pharma's painkiller drug OxyContin has been tagged as one of the reasons for the increase in opioid abuse among Americans in recent years. Find out how you can avoid falling victim to the debilitating effects of opioid addiction.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016

FDA Approves OxyContin Use For Young Children: What Is OxyContin And Why Some Doctors Are Worried

The FDA green-lighted the use of OxyContin after studies conducted by the drug's manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, showed it can be safely used for treating pain in patients between 11 and 16 years old.

Life August 15, 2015

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