Monthly Archives: February 2009

DOJ lawsuit against Forest Labs: a bold new attack on a longstanding practice

Share The New York Times today reported that the Justice Department has sued Forest Labs for defrauding the government of millions of dollars by illegally marketing Celexa and Lexapro, its two blockbuster antidepressants. The fraud complaint is based on allegations … Continue reading

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Attacks on stimulus funding to compare medical treatment: Sound familiar?

Share In a long-overdue step toward health care reform, the massive economic stimulus bill that the Obama administration approved on Tuesday includes $1.1 billion to compare the effectiveness of drugs, medical devices, surgery and other medical procedures. The money will … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline takes a $400 million hit

Share The health blog of The Wall Street Journal was the first to report Jan. 29 that GlaxoSmithKline is taking a $400 million hit related to federal and state probes into the drug giant’s research and marketing shenanigans. Glaxo announced … Continue reading

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