by Purdue Pharma L.P., has been linked to addiction, suffering
and death of patients using this prescription painkiller. Addiction
and abuse of the drug, crime and fatal overdoses have all been
reported as a result of OxyContin use.
Breaking News: Oxycontin
Linked to 464 Overdose Deaths
approved by the FDA in 1995, is a time-released form of oxycodone,
an opium derivative, which is the same active ingredient in Percodan
and Percocet. OxyContin is intended for use by terminal
cancer patients and chronic pain sufferers. It has been linked
to at least 120 overdose deaths nationwide.
It has been alleged that Purdue Pharma
L.P. has marketed the drug excessively without stressing its
addictive nature. Doctors and pharmacists say the manufacturer
of OxyContin promoted the benefits of the drug without
providing enough warning about the serious side effects of addiction.
It has also been alleged Purdue Pharma L.P. made misrepresentations
and failed to sufficiently warn individuals regarding the appropriate
use and risks of OxyContin.
It has been reported that OxyContin's
sales exceeded $1 billion in the United States in the year 2000.
If you or someone you know has taken OxyContin
and has suffered any serious side effects, such as addiction
or death, please contact us for an immediate response regarding
your rights and information about compensation for injuries.