Three former Purdue executives lost their attempt at overturning the 12-year ban they received a few years ago from involvement in any government financed healthcare programs. The initial decision came after they were found guilty of letting their reps spread falsehoods about Oxycontin. The biggest lie was that Oxycontin was less prone to abuse because it was long-acting. It was just the opposite. Their defense was that they didn't know what their drug rep minions were doing or as the NY article states "the executives have contended that they were unaware that Purdue Pharma sales officials were misrepresenting the drug". Really? I think we heard similar statements to this in the past. Where was that again? Oh, yeah, Nuremberg.