Purdue distances itself from OxyContin maker, Purdue Pharma, again: ‘That’s not us’

September 5, 2019 | Journal & Courier

With news that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is negotiating a way to settle thousands of lawsuits over the role cities, counties and states claim company played in in the nation’s opioid crisis, Purdue University stood ready for collateral damage, repeating what it’s been saying for several years.

“That’s not us, is what we always have to say,” said Tim Doty, spokesman for the Big Ten university in West Lafayette.

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