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Josie Martin

Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications

Josie Martin is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Purdue Pharma. She also serves as a member of Purdue Pharma’s Executive Committee. Martin is responsible for the Company’s corporate communications, public affairs and health policy efforts.

Martin most recently served as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, where she successfully managed the pharmaceutical industry’s global reputation efforts with diverse stakeholders. In this role, she launched PhRMA’s groundbreaking Go Boldly campaign. Martin’s leadership experience at PhRMA also included the execution of healthcare policy issue campaigns targeting elected officials and building patient advocacy coalitions.

Prior to her tenure at PhRMA, Martin held leadership positions at Ketchum, Golin Harris and National Media, Inc. Earlier in her career, she gained in-depth health policy communications experience as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs for the Federation of American Hospitals and Vice President of Communications at the American Red Cross.

Martin began her career on Capitol Hill, serving as communications director and press secretary for the Senate Finance Committee and Senator John Chafee.

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The prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis is a multifaceted public health challenge, and as a manufacturer of prescription opioids, we have a responsibility to join the fight. At Purdue we are committed to lead our industry in helping address our nation's prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis.

There is more to come – as we continue to work with partners and experts to deliver solutions. Below you will find additional information about our efforts.

Read our open letter about the opioid crisis.