Navigation Links
Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in its History
Date:9/2/2009

Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. (hereinafter together "Pfizer") have agreed to pay $2.3 billion, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice, to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products, the Justice Department announced today.

Pharmacia & Upjohn Company has agreed to plead guilty to a felony violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for misbranding Bextra with the intent to defraud or mislead. Bextra is an anti-inflammatory drug that Pfizer pulled from the market in 2005. Under the provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, a company must specify the intended uses of a product in its new drug application to FDA. Once approved, the drug may not be marketed or promoted for so-called "off-label" uses -- i.e., any use not specified in an application and approved by FDA. Pfizer promoted the sale of Bextra for several uses and dosages that the FDA specifically declined to approve due to safety concerns. The company will pay a criminal fine of $1.195 billion, the largest criminal fine ever imposed in the United States for any matter. Pharmacia & Upjohn will also forfeit $105 million, for a total criminal resolution of $1.3 billion.

In addition, Pfizer has agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act that the company illegally promoted four drugs -- Bextra; Geodon, an anti-psychotic drug; Zyvox, an antibiotic; and Lyrica, an anti-epileptic drug -- and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs for uses that were not medically accepted indications and therefore not covered by those programs. The civil settlement also resolve
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nations 111th Supreme Court Justice
2. Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing
3. Americans United for Life Action Says the House-Approved Bill to Promote Abortion Overseas is a Grave Injustice
4. Bruce Plaxen Named 2008 Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year by Maryland Association for Justice
5. National Partnership to Meet, Evaluate Addiction Treatment as Component of New Justice Programs
6. Hospital Car Parking Fees Top the List of Lifes Biggest Injustices
7. Manhattan Personal Injury Attorney Blames Insurance Industry For Negative Perception Of Civil Justice System
8. Immucor Receives Subpoena From Department of Justice
9. Jury Convicts Former Social Worker of Defrauding The Department of Veterans Affairs and Obstructing Justice
10. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Faces Tough Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer
11. After Eight Years of Injustice, International Family Planning Funding is Restored
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... Alberta (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 In her ... then, prevented her from working, Monica K. arrived at ... the mending department quiet, defensive and scared. The owners and ... & Support Services (EPSS) to offer jobs to challenged ... take patience and a willingness to begin with the end ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 First Choice Emergency ... The new facility is located 12665 W Lake Houston Pkwy, ... resident of Summerwood, I look forward to delivering the highest ... Sowell, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room Summerwood. ... Room made a donation to Summer Creek High School at ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Healthpointe is proud to announce that ... now treating knee and hip joint disorders in practice ... Beach, and La Mirada. Dr. Stanley Katz specializes in ... joint disorders as well as chronic conditions such as ... his patients back to their normal lives. Many ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 The report “CountryFocus Healthcare, ... essential source of information on and analysis of ... Germany’s increasingly elderly population and its associated disease ... In 2013, the elderly accounted for 27.1% of ... Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.2% to 29.5% ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... According to a recently published report series ... screw market in Europe is in decline due to ... segment. Price decreases are being seen across the entire ... the total European trauma device market, continued pricing pressure ... year after year. , “Such price drops are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 2Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 3Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Houston, Texas 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 3Health News:Germany Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Germany Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Germany Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Titanium Trauma Treatment Devices in Europe Becoming More Affordable, Decreasing Market Value: Group Purchasing Further Eroding Selling Prices 2Health News:Titanium Trauma Treatment Devices in Europe Becoming More Affordable, Decreasing Market Value: Group Purchasing Further Eroding Selling Prices 3
... geneticist at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, had announced on ... called Uqcrc1 in the brains of mouse used as models ... powerhouses of the cells to work overtime. Dr. Bird stated ... been linked to Rett Syndrome. The co-author of the study ...
... that the male survivors of childhood sexual abuse ... understood// many health care practitioners as well as ... male and female childhood sexual survivors usually exhibit ... encounters with health care professionals, there are gender ...
... Mental health experts have said that New Orleans seems ... post-traumatic stress// disorder of an intensity rarely seen in ... that existed before hurricane Katrina struck, 10 months ago. ... has almost collapsed completely leaving the police department to ...
... Celiac Sprue Research Foundation have claimed to discover a ... is an inherited inflammatory disorder of the small intestine ... The two research studies that have been published in ... the way for clinical testing with an oral enzyme ...
... recalled almost around 20,000 chocolate bars in Britain as ... bars may contain traces of salmonella. ,A ... minute traces of salmonella, which though quite are significantly ... for any hazards. The spokesperson had also clarified that ...
... announced their plans to use a protein that has been ... ice creams using genetically// modified technology. ,The parent ... them to develop ice creams that are of low-calorie, and ... technology to make newer versions of their best selling products ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers Have Linked Rett Syndrome to Mitochondrial Gene 2Health News:Researchers Have Linked Rett Syndrome to Mitochondrial Gene 3Health News:Sexually Abused Males Found Struggling In heir relations with Healthcare Providers 2Health News:Scientists Discover Non-dietary Therapy For Celiac Diseases 2Health News:Wall's To Develop Low-fat Ice-cream Using Fish Blood 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 According to a ... Catheter (Conventional, Advanced, Ultrasound), Ablation Catheter (Cryoablation, RF, Microwave), ... (AF, VT, WPW) - Global Forecasts to 2019 ", published ... reach around ~$4.73 Billion by 2019 with a CAGR ... 2019. Browse   90   ma ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) – ... working toward prevention and a cure – today commended ... federal resolution (H. Res. 174) that supports the designation ... Myeloma Awareness Month." Currently there are more ... than 110,000 new cases are diagnosed yearly, according to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... today announced that they have entered into ... and proprietary sd-rxRNA® technology for use in ... has the potential to result in novel, ... that could be a significant step toward ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Secures the Introduction of a Federal Resolution Recognizing March 2015 as "National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month" 2RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 2RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 3RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 4RXi Pharmaceuticals and MirImmune LLC Enter into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for RXi's Self-Delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) Technology to Develop Cell-based Immunotherapies to Treat Cancer 5
... All of DOA Panel Test ... step in vitro test. It ... drug substances in human urine ... evaluated in the point of ...
... is an immunochromatography based one step ... qualitative determination of amphetamine in human ... 1000 ng/mL. This assay has not ... care,location and is for use by ...
... fully automated, user-friendly system that helps ... and improve patient care. This state-of-the-art ... testing capabilities with a complete menu ... also a powerful, intuitive system that ...
... in-vitro diagnostic test kit for the ... in human serum/plasma. This test is ... gelatin particles coated with inactivated Trypanosoma ... are agglutinated in the presence of ...
Medicine Products: