Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. File photo: Reuters Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. File photo: Reuters
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. File photo: Reuters
Pharmaceuticals

US opioid crisis: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges

  • Purdue Pharma formally takes responsibility for its part in the US opioid epidemic
  • Purdue’s plea deal carries more than US$5.5 billion in penalties, most of which will go unpaid

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Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. File photo: Reuters Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. File photo: Reuters
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. File photo: Reuters
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