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2010-09-17 11:28:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off his victory for a whistle-blower in the Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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2010-09-02 06:20:00

Allergan Inc, maker of the popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment, said on Wednesday that it had agreed to pay $600 million to settle an investigation into whether the company had illegally marketed the drug for off-label uses.

2010-07-28 15:46:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S.

2010-06-11 13:35:48

An inexpensive, but unlicensed drug to help prevent severe sight loss in older people has been shown to be safe and effective.

2010-05-21 16:03:00

BOSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pled guilty today in U.S.

2010-05-03 11:59:00

Reglan, metoclopramide never approved for use in infants HOUSTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, researchers have observed a disturbing trend in neonatal units across the country: doctors prescribing Reglan -- also known by its generic name, metoclopramide -- to treat premature infants.

2010-04-29 11:31:00

Epilepsy Drug Approved by FDA Promoted for Psychiatric Uses WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American pharmaceutical manufacturers Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., both subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson, have agreed to pay more than $81 million to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of the epilepsy drug Topamax, the Justice Department announced today.

2010-04-27 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca LP and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP will pay $520 million to resolve allegations that AstraZeneca illegally marketed the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services' Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) announced today.


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