Violation Tracker Individual Record
Date:May 8, 2007
Offense Group:healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense:off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that the company aggressively marketed its painkiller OxyContin to doctors while downplaying the risk of addiction.
Level of Government:state
Action Type:agency action
Agency:Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case:civil
HQ Country of Parent:USA
HQ State of Parent:Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent:privately held
Major Industry of Parent:pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent:pharmaceuticals
Link to Archived Court Document:
Source Notes:If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.