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Kentucky, Purdue Pharma Reach $24 Million Settlement in OxyContin Case

The Kentucky Attorney General&rsquos Office has reached a 24 million settlement with Purdue Pharma over allegations that the drug company falsely marketed OxyContin misrepresenting or concealing the opioid&rsquos highly addictive nature.

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State Awaiting Purdue Pharma's Appeal on Suit about OxyContin Misbranding

Seven years after deciding not to participate in a multistate settlement with Purdue Pharma L.P. for misbranding OxyContin the state of Kentucky is pushing ahead with its own lawsuit against the drug maker accusing it of helping to foster the state&rsquos problem with narcotic abuse.

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Pa. Receives Portion of OxyContin Settlement

Purdue Pharma L.P. as part of a 160 million multistate civil lawsuit settlement to compensate state and federal Medicaid programs for damages caused by the misbranding of OxyContin from 1995 through 2005. Corbett said that The Purdue Frederick Co. and its top three executives pleaded guilty

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N.J. Gets $1.7 Million in OxyContin Settlement

New Jersey&39s share of the multistate settlement with Purdue Pharma Corp. over false claims concerning the painkiller OxyContin came to more than 1.7 million state Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.Milgram said the civil settlement covers the years 1995 through 2005 and was

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Drug Maker Purdue Pays State $1.6 Million in OxyContin Lawsuit

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott announced Tuesday the state has received 1.6 million from Purdue Frederick Co. and its subsidiary Purdue Pharma to resolve civil and criminal investigations and allegations of misrepresentation of the addictive properties associated with its drug OxyContin

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OxyContin Guilty Pleas Could Be Harbingers

ORLANDO Fla. Guilty pleas filed by Purdue Pharma and three of its current and former executives Thursday in connection with false claims about the highpowered pain killer OxyContin could send a signal to drug makers throughout the industry a senior actuary for the National Council of

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Sens. Request Drug Maker's List of Reckless Prescribers

By Greg Jones Western Bureau ChiefState senators in California and Nevada are asking embattled drug maker Purdue Pharma to make available a database it has compiled over the past 10 years identifying thousands of

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Insurers Can Get a Share of $20-Million OxyContin Settlement

Employers and insurers have until Thursday to opt out of a proposed 20million settlement in a classaction lawsuit against Purdue Pharma that may be the last major litigation related to alleged fraudulent marketing of the narcotic pain killer OxyContin.Insurers and selfinsured

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Missouri Recovers $5.8 Million in OxyContin Settlement

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon said he has recovered 5867060 in the ongoing investigation of OxyContin the painkiller that critics say may have been overprescribed by doctors and abused by injured workers across the nation. Nixon said manufacturer Purdue Pharma will pay the

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FDA Approves Abuse-Deterrent Pure Hydrocodone Pill Hysingla ER

The Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval of the first abusedeterrent purely hydrocodone extendedrelease drug. The administration approved Hysingla ER manufactured by Purdue Pharma on Thursday according to a

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