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 [...]

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Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges and is Fined $2.2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Risperdal

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JPI), a Johnson and Johnson company, has pled guilty to claims stemming from allegations that the giant pharmaceutical company knowingly marketed the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal for inappropriate uses and paid kickbacks to doctors and nursing homes in prescribing the drug.  JPI will plead guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Food Drug [...]

November 5th, 2013|Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges and is Fined $2.2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Risperdal