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Purdue Pharma L.P., is a privately-held pharmaceutical company founded by physicians and now located in Stamford, Connecticut. In its early years, Purdue was known for its antiseptic product, Betadine Solution, and its Senokot laxatives. Today, it is best known for its pain-treatment products, MS Contin Tablets and OxyContin Tablets, but it has also branched into other areas such as oncology and nutraceuticals. - Source: Wikipedia

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