OxyContin maker cuts sales staff, won't hawk drug to docs
OxyContin maker cuts sales staff, won't hawk drug to docs
Opioid epidemic demands bold action
Oxycontin bottle on pharmacy shelf
12 February, 2018, 00:33
Purdue, which has reportedly generated approximately $35 billion dollars in revenue, in a statement said it had "restructured and significantly reduced our commercial operation and will no longer be promoting opioids to prescribers".
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Purdue will continue selling the drug, but will no longer send salespeople to doctors' offices to promote it. Purdue will cut its US sales staff by more than half.
The drug-maker said it will inform doctors on Monday and that sales reps will no longer be visiting physician offices to discuss opioid products.
Purdue's head of medical affairs, Monica Kwarcinski, said the company also plans to run all questions through its medical affairs department as part of its efforts to support "responsible" opioid use.
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The FDA even approved a package insert for OxyContin, announcing the drug was safer than rival painkillers because the delayed-absorption mechanism was "believed to reduce the abuse liability". The company has been unable to develop or buy a drug to replace OxyContin's sales.
He said Purdue's decision is helpful, but it won't make a major difference unless other opioid drug companies do the same. "Millions of Americans are now opioid-addicted because the campaign that Purdue and other opioid manufacturers used to increase prescribing worked well".
Purdue and other opioid drugmakers and pharmaceutical distributors continue defending themselves against hundreds of local and state lawsuits seeking to hold the industry accountable for the drug overdose epidemic.
Purdue has denied the allegations in the various lawsuits.
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