Ex-Purdue Execs Ask DC Circ. To Revisit HHS Ban Case

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- Three former Purdue Frederick Co. executives contend a D.C. Circuit ruling that upheld "career-ending" bans on their participation in federal health programs following OxyContin misbranding convictions conflicts with U.S. Supreme Court precedent, asking the circuit court on Monday to rehear the decision en banc.

After former Purdue President Michael Friedman, former Chief Legal Officer Howard Udell and former Chief Medical Officer Paul D. Goldenheim were convicted over Purdue's false marketing of the blockbuster painkiller OxyContin, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had levied 12-year...
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