August 30, 2023

Purdue University statement re: Purdue Pharma

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is not and has never been affiliated in any way with Purdue Pharma. The pharmaceutical company was founded in Manhattan in 1892 by John Purdue Gray and George Frederick Bingham as the Purdue Frederick Company. Purdue University was founded in 1869 as Indiana’s land-grant institution, named for benefactor John Purdue.

Founded in 1884, Purdue’s College of Pharmacy is consistently ranked among the top 10 best pharmacy programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Numerous research opportunities, an innovative teaching pedagogy and world-renowned, caring faculty create a cutting-edge learning environment.

The mission of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy is to:

  1. Educate and train students to become leading pharmacists and scientists.
  2. Advance scientific discovery and development.
  3. Maximize global health outcomes through patient care and public service.

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About Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research institution with excellence at scale. Ranked among top 10 public universities and with two colleges in the top 4 in the United States, Purdue discovers and disseminates knowledge with a quality and at a scale second to none. More than 105,000 students study at Purdue across modalities and locations, with 50,000 in person on the West Lafayette campus. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue’s main campus has frozen tuition 12 years in a row. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap, including its first comprehensive urban campus in Indianapolis, the new Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, and Purdue Computes, at https://www.purdue.edu/president/strategic-initiatives.


Note to Journalists: Purdue University requests that you use the first paragraph of this statement in any articles on Purdue Pharma.

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