American manufacturer of heavy painkiller settles for more than 8 billion...

American manufacturer of heavy painkiller settles for more than 8 billion...
American manufacturer of heavy painkiller settles for more than 8 billion...

The manufacturer of the heavy, addictive pain reliever OxyContin has reached a settlement with the United States Department of Justice. Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three charges in a deal that will cost the drug giant more than $ 8 billion.

Opioids are a big problem in the US. Doctors readily prescribe the strong and addictive drugs. One explanation for this is that the American pharmaceutical industry is bound by fewer rules than those in other countries. Since 2000, 470,000 Americans have died of opioid addiction, according to AP news agency.

Other drug manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson are also being tackled by US states or the federal government for their role in the opiate crisis in the country.

The Netherlands

OxyContin contains the opioid oxycodone; a stronger, synthetic variant of morphine. The drug suppresses pain stimuli in the brain. The tablets or capsules are available on prescription in the Netherlands under the names OxyContin, Oxynorm and Oxycodon. The then minister Bruins warned last year that the use of oxycodone in the Netherlands has risen sharply.

The deal, the details of which will not be announced until later, according to experts, will not affect the ongoing investigations into the wealthy owners of Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family. They are no longer on the board of the company. It is clear that the company admits that it has violated federal laws.

Succes ?

President Trump announced a tough approach to the opiate crisis in his country a few years ago. He is expected to use this deal in his reelection campaign. His political opponents, the Democrats, believe that the Justice Department has treated the drug giant too gently.


Source link by https://nos.nl/artikel/2353242-amerikaanse-fabrikant-van-zware-pijnstiller-schikt-voor-meer-dan-8-miljard-dollar.html

*The article has been translated based on the content of Source link by https://nos.nl/artikel/2353242-amerikaanse-fabrikant-van-zware-pijnstiller-schikt-voor-meer-dan-8-miljard-dollar.html
. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!

These were the details of the news American manufacturer of heavy painkiller settles for more than 8 billion... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at news1.news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV a new maritime link between Marseille-Tanger Med
NEXT US oil production increased by 286 thousand barrels per day during...