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US states claim Purdue Pharma owes $2.2 trillion over opioid crisis

US states claim Purdue Pharma owes $2.2 trillion over opioid crisis

Company faces new accusations of dishonest marketing tactics. New filings made by a number of US states claim that Purdue Pharma, the now infamous maker of OxyContin, owes $2.2 trillion ... The company made vast profits from its prescription painkiller

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  • The transatlantic opioid crisis The transatlantic opioid crisis

    Back in 2004, Purdue, manufacturer of the now notorious OxyContin, settled a case alleging inappropriate marketing for $10m.

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    11. Buvidal – an advance in opioid dependence treatment. Opioid addiction has surged in the US since the 1990s, when prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin became a common remedy for

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  • "Legal highs" ruling leaves illegal labs laughing

    Our agency was responsible for the EU launch of OxyContin and the first sublingual formulation of fentanyl, a powerful opioid that is abused by many drug addicts. ... So we are acutely aware of the devastation caused by the opioid epidemic in the US, and

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