OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

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The maker of the drug oxycontin pleaded guilty tuesday to criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic. World's anna joe brown has more a federal judge in new jersey. Gavelled in virtual. Hearing in the trial of purdue pharma the company made drug oxycontin and prosecutors. It pushed oxy to the public more like a massive corporate drug dealer than a pharmaceutical company on tuesday. Purdue pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges admitting to its role in the opioid crisis drugmaker confessed to shady practices. Meant to persuade or even pay doctors to overprescribe. It's addictive painkillers. Proof are also acknowledged that it misled the drug enforcement administration and impeded the da's efforts to combat the addiction crisis. The guilty pleas were part of a criminal and civil settlement announced last month with the justice department it includes more than eight billion dollars in penalties and

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