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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to criminal charges for role in opioid crisis

By The Washington Examiner  
   November 24, 2020

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty to criminal charges that the company helped drive the opioid crisis that has killed more than 450,000 people. In a virtual hearing before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in New Jersey, the pharmaceutical company pleaded guilty to bribing healthcare providers to entice them to keep prescribing the opioid regardless of medical necessity.

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