OxyContin Settlement 

Steven Rowe says if Purdue Pharma had marketed the drug appropriately and disclosed its abuse risks up front, he believes much of the devastation could have been prevented.

Among other things, the lawsuit claimed Purdue had been encouraging doctors to prescribe the drugs for use every eight hours, instead of the every 12-hour dose approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Maine will receive $719,500 in the settlement.