US pharma company fined $435 million

October 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/24/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 9, p1046
Academic Journal
The article reports that Schering-Plough Corp. has agreed to pay fines to settle criminal and civil charges that it illegally promoted several drugs. The company has reached the agreement with the U.S. Justice Department. According to U.S. deputy attorney general Paul McNulty, the settlement sends a clear message to the pharmaceutical industry that the Justice Department will not tolerate deceptive and illegal marketing practices.


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