The OxyContin 'Conspiracy' -- Is $700 Million Enough?

Many doctors across the country are angry over what they consider an inadequate $700 million fine for the maker of OxyContin. In a strongly worded press statement issued Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations charged the Purdue Frederick Co. with a "conspiracy" to promote, market and sell the drug using several illegal schemes. Today, the drug is one of the most common opioid painkillers on the market. Despite the settlement and the admission of...Full Story
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