Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Purdue Pharma
Current Parent Company: 
Purdue Pharma
Penalty: 
$270,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
March 26, 2019
Primary Offense: 
Controlled Substances Act violation
Violation Description: 

Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $177.5 million in cash over five years plus addiction treatment medication worth $20 million to the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Center for Wellness and Recovery to settle a case brought by the state relating to Purdue Pharma's role in creating the opioid crisis in the state. The company also agreed to pay the state $60 million to cover its litigation costs and $12.5 million to help cities and counties in the state deal with the effect of the opioid crisis.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Oklahoma Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Oklahoma
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
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Parent company note: 
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