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Maker of Oxycontin Will Pay For Misbranding Product

Maker of Oxycontin Will Pay For Misbranding Product



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(KSL News) The maker of Oxycontin will pay Utah more than $1 million to settle claims it misbranded the product.

Purdue Frederick Company already pleaded guilty to fraudulently misbranding the pain killer by comparing it to others.

It said the medication was less addictive, had a lower risk for abuse and illegal sales, and patients had fewer tolerance and abuse problems.

Purdue will pay out more than $634 million as part of a federal settlement.

Utah's Medicaid program will get more than $1.2 million of that.

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