• Judge rules Purdue must answer questions about documents showing any link between OxyContin, birth defects

    15 days ago - By STAT

    A federal judge has given a green light to lawyers representing children with birth defects - allegedly due to exposure to opioids in utero - to question Purdue Pharma over efforts to provide documents concerning any links to its addictive painkiller and birth defects.
    The decision is a modest, but potentially significant victory in a long-running battle to connect OxyContin with neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs while exposed in the womb. NAS is most often caused by opioid use during pregnancy.
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