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Oversight Committee Seeks Purdue Oxycontin Documents

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is seeking documents from Purdue Pharma related to how the Sackler family aggressively marketed OxyContin, a powerful painkiller that has been blamed for its role in the national opioid crisis. In a letter...
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Purdue University Bans Wi-fi Access To Streaming Sites Like Netflix Following Teacher Complaints

Back in the day, before the advent of the modern-day smartphone, the only way to waste time in class was to trade notes with friends, doodle some crude drawings on your notebook, or maybe play a few rudimentary video games on your graphing...
Related topics: Netflix, Mobile Technology, Tech Videos

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Britain's National Portrait Gallery Drops Donation From Opioid Manufacturer Family

The Sackler family owns OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, which faces scores of lawsuits accusing them of profiting from the opioid epidemic.
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Morning Break: Bullish On Fertility; Cf Tearjerker; Purdue Gets Antidote Fast Track

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
Related topics: Fertility, Antidote

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Facing Lawsuits Over Opioid Epidemic, Purdue Pharma Considers Bankruptcy

Big drug makers face a wave of lawsuits stemming from the opioid epidemic. One option the companies have to reduce potential liability is to file for bankruptcy.
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Movie Technology Inspires Wearable Liquid Unit That Aims To Harvest Energy

A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries—which are now helping to lead the way for advancements in self-powering devices...
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Oxycontin Makers’ Opioid Trial To Begin On Schedule

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers Friday lost a bid to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit by Oklahoma's attorney general accusing them of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in...
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Samantha Bee Proposes A New Museum For The Sacklers

The Sackler family, the billionaire bloodline behind the OxyContin-producing pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, may have their names plastered across museum wings from the Guggenheim to the Louvre, but the family’s massive wealth derives from a...
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Morning Break: Bankruptcy For Purdue? Burning Vape Rash; Fda Makeup Warning

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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The Daily Business Briefing: March 5, 2019

1. Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, is considering filing for bankruptcy protection to limit its potential liabilities under hundreds of lawsuits accusing it of contributing to the nation's opioid epidemic, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters...
Related topics: Bankruptcy, Lawsuits, Reuters

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Opioid Pushing Reflects A Gilded Age History Of Pharma Fraud

Purdue Pharma taps a Gilded Age history of pharmaceutical fraud Classified advertisement for Leslie Keeley’s Gold Cure. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1884 Jonathan S. Jones,...

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"when We Say 'pharma Greed Kills,' This Is What We Mean": Critics Respond To Possible...

Julia Conley, staff writerAfter spending hundreds of millions of dollars convincing the American public that opioid painkillers are safe to use for chronic pain—and fueling a deadly, decades-long addiction epidemic as a result—the drug maker...
Related topics: Painkillers, Chronic Pain

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Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Considering Bankruptcy Filing: Reports

Filing for bankruptcy would likely give the company protection against the hundreds of lawsuits it faces over its role in the opioid crisis.
Related topics: Bankruptcy, Lawsuits

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Nation's Worst Hep A Outbreak; Secret Purdue Docs Published; Hiv Data Leak Charge

(MedPage Today) -- This past week in healthcare investigations
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Sealed Testimony Reveals Extent Of Sackler’s Complicity In Opioid Crisis

This story is a collaboration between ProPublica and STAT. In May 1997, the year after Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin, its head of sales and marketing sought input on a key decision from Dr. Richard Sackler, a member of the billionaire family that...
Related topics: Marketing

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What You Should Know About Richard Sackler’s Long-sought Deposition

by Gideon Gil, STAT STAT and ProPublica have published the long-sought deposition of Dr. Richard Sackler, a member of the billionaire family that founded and controls Purdue Pharma, the...

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Purdue Exec Agreed To Hide Oxycontin Strength From Doctors: Report

Purdue Pharma executive Richard Sackler agreed to hide the strength of opioid OxyContin from doctors, ProPublica and STAT reported Thursday.Sackler allegedly agreed not to contest the belief that OxyContin was less potent than morphine at the...

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You Should Pay Attention To This Lawsuit If You Care About The Opioid Crisis

This lesser known case against Purdue Pharma in Oklahoma is set to be the first of the 330 state and federal lawsuits on opioids to go to trial.
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Innovative Bio-based Air Filter Could Transform Air Filtration, Possibly Reduce Airborne Allergens...

The World Health Organization estimates that 90 percent of people breathe polluted air, which causes 7 million premature deaths each year. That's why Ongenia LLC, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is developing a bio-material alternative to standard...
Related topics: Allergies, Allergens, Startup

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No. 24 Maryland Aims To Keep Momentum Vs No. 6 Michigan

No. 24 Maryland, off big win over Purdue, faces No. 6 Michigan; Wolverines were upset by lowly Penn State        

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