In the history of drug litigation, one fact that clearly emerged is that companies paid doctors a lot of money or provided a great deal of free samples and gifts to promote their drugs. Many times the doctors were “thought leaders” or provided stipends to make “academic presentations” to doctors with the real purpose of [...]
Problems with Avandia continue to haunt GSK. Previously, GSK has settled thousands of claims over Avandia while claiming there is nothing wrong with the onetime diabetes wonder drug. And now confronted with allegations brought by the State of Utah the drug giant defrauded the state’s Medicaid program through allegedly false and misleading marketing of Avandia, [...]
Big Pharma: Is Paying Big Fines More Profitable than Telling Doctors and Consumers the Truth in Marketing?
This week, Johnson & Johnson etched its name in the history books of another big pharma company that has been fined over billions of dollars due to a drug manufacturer practices of improper marketing and failure to warn. Johnson & Johnson pled guilty to claims stemming from allegations that the giant pharmaceutical company knowingly marketed [...]
Across America and throughout the world people with the same condition take the same drugs. However, the prices vary greatly. Take asthma, which affects 40 million Americans and countless millions throughout the world and is estimated by the Center for Disease Control and prevention to cost Americans $56 billion annually. One of the leading asthma [...]