Vermont prosecutor started ball rolling on $5.5 billion Big Pharma settlement - Seven Days

A major pharmaceutical company has finally - FINALLY - being forced to pay big bucks for its role in the opioid epidemic. The investigation that started it all was begun in 2018 by Vermont native and U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan. Once more, the feisty fed from Vermont punches above her weight.

"Purdue Pharma, the notorious drugmaker accused of fueling the opioid crisis, will plead guilty to two counts of violating federal anti-kickback laws, a major win for Vermont U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan, whose office uncovered the scheme. The company, best known for producing the opioid OxyContin, will also admit to defrauding federal health agencies."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-10-22 15:17:34 -0400