About Purdue

About Purdue

Purdue Pharma, a private company founded by physicians, is committed to advancing the medical care of patients with quality products that make a positive impact on healthcare—and on lives.

Purdue combines science with compassionate care to provide medical products of value to patients and the healthcare system. We are committed to improving the therapies that healthcare professionals rely on to treat and manage disease. Beyond the medications we make, we dedicate vast resources to educational programs, partnerships, and resources for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers.

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Our Story

Founded by physicians who recognized the importance of pain management, Purdue’s top priority is to continue to identify and develop pain treatments, and to educate the healthcare community about responsible pain management.

For decades, Purdue has been a pioneer in developing medications for reducing pain, a principal cause of human suffering. Over 20 years ago, Purdue established Partners Against Pain®, which has always included educational resources for patients and caregivers as well as healthcare providers. Distinguished by our pioneering research, prescription medications, and educational programs for alleviating pain, today’s Purdue is expanding its focus into more areas of medicine.

Our mission is to identify, develop, and introduce innovative medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We are pursuing innovative partnerships with other companies to collaborate on developing the medicines of tomorrow that will make a positive impact on healthcare—and on lives.

  • 1892—Dr. John Purdue Gray and George Frederick Bingham started The Purdue Frederick Company in New York City
  • 1952—Drs. Raymond and Mortimer Sackler purchased The Purdue Frederick Company and move it to Christopher Street, New York City
  • Today, Purdue Pharma, with its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, has 1700 employees in a network of companies with locations and operations in several states