Purdue Pharma ceases promotion of OxyContin to doctors

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, will stop promoting the drug to doctors, USA Today reported. The move comes in the wake of numerous lawsuits charging that the drug company is a major contributor to the national opioid epidemic.
Purdue reportedly released a statement on Feb. 10 that it would no longer send sales representatives to market the opioid painkiller at doctor’s offices, and that it would significantly reduce its sales force in accordance with the new policy.
The decision prompted the company to eliminate more than half of Purdue (Read more...)

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