Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Someone should do an expose of all the fines Big Pharma has paid since 2000. The total amount of fines for 2012 alone is now over $7 Billion.
Amgen pleads guilty to improper marketing of anemia drug Aranesp

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times

December 18, 2012, 4:46 p.m.

Biotech giant Amgen Inc. pleaded guilty in federal court to improper marketing of its anemia drug Aranesp and has agreed to pay $762 million in criminal fines and civil settlements to resolve complaints from company whistle-blowers.

Amgen agreed Tuesday to pay a $150-million criminal penalty and $612 million to resolve 11 related whistle-blower complaints. Ten of the complaints remain under seal until the court accepts the settlement.

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

Obamacare is largely a sellout to Big Pharma, now that you mention the subject.