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Biopharmaceutical Company, Cephalon, To Pay $425 Million & Enter Plea to Resolve Allegations of Off-Label Marketing
Date:9/29/2008

sentatives. Relator Paccione will receive $46,469,978 from the federal share of the settlement amount, and those proceeds will be shared by plaintiffs under a separate agreement.

"These are potentially harmful drugs that were being peddled as if they were, in the case of Actiq, actual lollipops instead of a potent pain medication intended for a specific class of patients," said Laurie Magid, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. "This company subverted the very process put in place to protect the public from harm, and put patients' health at risk for nothing more than boosting its bottom line. People have an absolute right to their doctors' best medical judgment. They need to know the recommendations a doctor makes are not influenced by sales tactics designed to convince the doctor that the drug being prescribed is safe for uses beyond what the FDA has approved."

As part of the resolution of these allegations, the HHS Inspector General and Cephalon have entered into a five year Corporate Integrity Agreement, which requires Cephalon to send doctors a letter advising of this resolution, that it post payments to doctors on its web site and that its board and top management regularly certify that the company is in compliance with all applicable requirements.

"OIG's compliance agreement with Cephalon will enhance accountability for compliance and improve transparency for patients and physicians," said Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson. "The agreement requires the company to provide physicians a means to report questionable conduct of sales representatives, requires that payments to physicians be publicly disclosed, and holds the company's board of directors and managers responsible for living up to the compliance agreement."

The case was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, the Justice Department's Civil Division, the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigati
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