Pfizer illegally promoted drugs
We chase our tails over the illegal pushers of drugs to the point we pass massive erosions of liberty like what people can wear, yet focus so little on the ‘legal’ pushers of drugs, look at these filthy pieces of shit…
Feds Hit Pfizer with a $2.3 Billion Fine
The Obama Administration, determined to show a tough stance against drugmakers, levies the largest drug-marketing penalty ever
Pfizer (PFE) will pay a record $2.3 billion fine and plead guilty to one felony count to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally promoted its Bextra painkiller and other drugs. The fine had been first reported back in January, but Justice Dept. officials disclosed details of the settlement on Sept. 2 in a splashy news conference that served as a pointed warning to other drug companies that it plans to come down hard on the industry for fraudulent marketing. Government attorneys noted this is actually the fourth settlement with Pfizer or one of its subsidiaries since 2002 over illegal marketing, but the fines for those cases totaled only $513 million. Those previous actions, though, factored into the severe penalties levied this time around. "This civil settlement and plea agreement by Pfizer represent yet another example of what penalties will be faced when a pharmaceutical company puts profits ahead of patient health," said Assistant Attorney General Tony West.
…hiding how these drugs would effect the mental health of people to the point it evoked suicide and violent episodes is a reminder that the pharmaceutical industry is as insidious as the illegal pushers and that we should be putting more effort into chasing them than banning patches.