The U.S. pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma has to pay because of the manufactured painkiller Oxycontin 270 million dollars. The group and the owner family of the Sackler had agreed to the punishment, said a agreement trusted Person. The Prosecutor General’s office of Oklahoma confirmed the out-of-court agreement. Therefore, to be founded with the equivalent of about 240 million euros, among other things, a national centre for the study of addiction and its treatment at the University of Tulsa.

Purdue Pharma is used together with other pharmaceutical manufacturers for drug dependence in the United States responsible. You will be accused of not having enough on the risk of addiction to their pain killers pointed out. According to the US health authority CDC Oxycontin and other opioid have played-containing drugs alone in 2017, at the death of 48,000 people in the United States.

Purdue Pharma has with the prescription of Oxycontin in more than 20 years, billion of dollars earned. Because of the role of the Agent in the case of drug dependence, nearly 2,000 lawsuits are now pending. Since 2007, Purdue Pharma has been known in several cases guilty. The current agreement is the first in the context of a process wave in the entire USA that could drive the company into bankruptcy.

Through the agreement, the court is now no longer necessary procedures, based on a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma against Purdue Pharma. The company was accused to the risk of addiction, played down, and to have Doctors still prescribing higher doses of Oxycontin urged, as the risks were known.