OxyContin maker to stop promoting to doctors

The manufacturer of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma LP, has announced that it will stop promoting the painkiller to physicians.

The company will cut its sales force, and it says that inquiries from doctors will now go to its medical affairs department, not its sales department.

Purdue is facing numerous lawsuits brought by states over its marketing practices, as well as a federal investigation.

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