Under seige for promoting opioids, Purdue Pharma now backs efforts to fight the epidemic

Fred Wells Brason II, president and chief executive of Project Lazarus in North Carolina, which partnered with Purdue to install pill disposal boxes across the state, said the organization had received little pushback for accepting the donation. The drug companies “are not going to go away. We need them, and patients need them. We just want to make sure prescribing is safe and responsible,” he said.