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Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to opioid charges

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Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three federal criminal charges related to the company's role in creating the nation's opioid crisis.

Purdue Pharma board chairman Steve Miller pleaded guilty on behalf of the company during a virtual federal court hearing in front of US District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo.

The counts include one of dual-object conspiracy to defraud the United States and to violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Full report at CNN: Link

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The Wistman

Despicable and outrageous criminality by a major pharmaceutical company.  Their already huge profits weren't quite enough somehow?   How many medically prescribed, loaded up, and then addicted people ended up ruined and suicidal because of Purdue's grinning and immoral greed.

But of course, it was good for the market.

So, how are your 401K's doing?     Cripey.   

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spartan max2

Interesting.

 

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The company, which declared bankruptcy last year, will be dissolved as a part of the plea agreement, and its assets will be used to create a new "public benefit company" controlled by a trust or similar entity designed for the benefit of the American public.
The Justice Department has said Purdue Pharma will function entirely in the public interest rather than to maximize profits. Its future earnings will go to paying the fines and penalties, which in turn will be used to combat the opioid crisis.

 

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and then
2 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

Interesting.

 

 

Yeah, it is.  I remember when Obama's DoJ used such trials to literally shake companies down for huge sums that were far less than the charges COULD have netted.  The benevolence was offered IF the payment was to a specific entity chosen by Barry.  Criminal Bstrd that he is... 

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Booth

These were criminal charges, but of course, you can't put a corporation in prison. Does anyone believe for a moment that the owners of the corporation, the (((Sackler))) family, will ever be held criminally responsible for their actions and those of their corporation? Do you recall seeing any perp walks after (((Goldman Sachs))) and the other investment firms thoroughly fleeced America through subprime mortgages in '08? I wouldn't hold my breath...

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Booth
On 11/25/2020 at 10:16 PM, and then said:

Yeah, it is.  I remember when Obama's DoJ used such trials to literally shake companies down for huge sums that were far less than the charges COULD have netted.  The benevolence was offered IF the payment was to a specific entity chosen by Barry.  Criminal Bstrd that he is... 

Don't buy into the whole Dem versus Repub paradigm that they're selling you, brother. They're virtually ALL criminals. Just two crime families fighting over which one gets to plunder for the next four years. Both Obama and Trump, just like their predecessors, are mere puppets for the oligarchs who fund them. No matter which party is in power, government continues to grow larger, more expensive, more burdensome. It continues to send tens of billions of dollars to Israel while it ignores the problems of real Americans. It has failed us in every respect, for decades.

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