Ongoing Efforts to Help Address the Opioid Crisis

We’re focused on helping patients lead healthy and productive lives. For many years, we have been funding programs and providing resources to support the responsible use of opioids.

“The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges – reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can result from the use of opioid medications.” – Consensus Study Report: Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, July 20171

Many factors contributed to the crisis and many parties play a role in addressing it — manufacturers, insurance companies, doctors, regulators, distributors, educators, patients and caregivers. We are committed to doing our part.

  1.  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Pain management and the opioid epidemic: Balancing societal and individual benefits and risks of prescription opioid use. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24781.

The prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis is a multifaceted public health challenge, and as a manufacturer of prescription opioids, we have a responsibility to join the fight. At Purdue we are committed to lead our industry in helping address our nation's prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis.

There is more to come – as we continue to work with partners and experts to deliver solutions. Below you will find additional information about our efforts.

Read our open letter about the opioid crisis.