Purdue Pharma L.P. is a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by physicians and now based in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. In its early years, Purdue was known for its antiseptic product, Betadine Solution, and its Senokot laxatives. Today, it is best known for its pain treatment products, such as MS Contin and OxyContin, but it has also branched into other areas such as oncology and nutraceuticals. Purdue Pharma is a privately held company, founded in 1892 by doctors John Purdue Gray and George Frederick Bingham in New York, New York (USA), as the Purdue Frederick Company. In 1952, the company was sold to two more doctors, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, who relocated to the business to Yonkers, New York. In the intervening years, the company has opened further offices in New Jersey and Connecticut. The headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut.