Pfizer agrees record fraud fine
US drugmaker Pfizer has agreed to pay $2.3bn (£1.4bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice.
The civil settlement also relates to allegations that Pfizer paid bribes to healthcare providers to induce them to prescribe four named drugs.
Hmmm. That rings a bell. Could this be the same Pfizer who have been paying Warwickshire PCT to prescribe their nicotine replacement drugs, as reported here in July, despite their being linked to numerous suicides and reports of induced depression? I think it might be, you know.
ASH like to bang on about those big nasty evil tobacco companies, yet appear blissfully happy to engage with the likes of Pfizer, who, as the article shows, are not averse to indulging in illegality when there are a few bucks in it for them.
So, who are the bad guys again?