Purdue Pharma Pleades Guilty for Instigating the Opioid Crisis
Purdue Pharma, Inventors of Oxycontin, Take Legal Responsibility for Instigating the National Opioid Crisis and Plead Guilty to Federal Criminal Charges
The Department of Justice announced that Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges that identify their company as criminally responsible for promoting a drug that has caused the nation and worldwide opioid epidemic. The drug, Oxycontin, is responsible for causing a surge of addiction that sparked the still current nationwide heroin addiction problem. The drug Oxycontin is also what has contributed to countless accidental overdoses as a result of the habit.
Because Purdue Pharma invented and then promoted Oxycontin as safe, they are now identified as a critical constituent of the nationwide opioid addiction crisis. They have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws.