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Reuters first to report OxyContin maker Purdue is 'Pharma Co X' in U.S. opioid kickback probe

Reuters first to report OxyContin maker Purdue is 'Pharma Co X' in U.S. opioid kickback probe

Reuters broke the news that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is the unnamed company that surfaced in criminal charging documents filed recently in a probe of illegal kickbacks from drugmakers. Purdue Pharma, which faces U.S. Justice Department probes and sprawling litigation over allegations that it played a central role in the deadly U.S. opioid crisis, is facing new scrutiny in connection with a case unveiled by Vermont federal prosecutors against a San Francisco electronic health records vendor