OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead to 3 Criminal Charges

The company will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, Justice Department officials said.

  • Published 21 October 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday. The company will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the officials said. The resolution will be detailed in… Read at AP News