Pfizer Illegal Conduct – Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drugmaker, will pay $2.3 billion in connection with its illegal promotion of the drug Bextra. Pfizer affirmatively (not close-to-the-line, grey-area behavior) marketed Bextra for off-label use in violation of the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act).
Criminal Conduct – This is CRIMINAL conduct, not garden-variety tort stuff. Pfizer’s Pharmacia will plead GUILTY to one criminal count of violating the Act.
More – To read more in the category of “We Don’t Need Healthcare Reform?”, check out this MSNBC news piece on UnitedHealth.