Earlier this week, drug company Purdue Pharma entered a plea of guilty to three separate criminal charges. This plea saw the company admitting formally to its role in the current ongoing opioid epidemic.
Over the last two decades, an epidemic that has woefully contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands.
In a hearing held virtually with a judge seated in Newark, New Jersey, Purdue Pharma, maker of the drug Oxycontin, admitted to impeding the US Drug Enforcement Administration's attempts and efforts to combat the crisis that is addiction.
Purdue acknowledged that they, as a company, had not maintained a program to