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Pfizer Fined $2.3 Billion in Drug-Marketing Case


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Kellie
- 3604 days ago - articles.moneycentral.msn.com
The drug giant pleads guilty to illegally marketing Bextra, a painkiller removed in 2005. It's fined for illegally marketing 13 drugs.



   

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Kellie S (96)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 9:40 am
Yeah, they're evil
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 6:24 pm
* Largest Medicare fraud fine ever: "Top aides in the Obama administration announced a $2.3 billion settlement on Wednesday with the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. over the company's illegal promotion of its now-withdrawn painkiller, Bextra."
 

Susan T (14)
Friday September 4, 2009, 10:28 am
These guys are just as greedy and evil as the insurance cos.
 

Christoph Wuth (72)
Friday September 4, 2009, 1:17 pm
It's a long-known fact that the pharma industry is corrupt. Instead of fines, companies caught red-handed should provide duly approved pharmaceuticals to the millions of poor people under risk of losing their lives because they can't afford the expensive medicines that could save their lives. Forcing altruism upon unethical pharmaceutical companies and doctors is the best medicine against their pathological selfishness.
 

serge vrabec (278)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 12:27 pm
I AM very happy to see them get fined, this companies behavior and treatment of people is deplorable and self-defeating,to say the least. I hope that these pharma co.s can see that there is no future for them on this planet unless some reverence for life is incorporated in them, the people NO longer tolerate these abusive attacks on OUR population, period.

Thx Kellie
 

serge vrabec (278)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 12:31 pm
These greedy , gluttonous entities that are virtually choking the life out of us make about 500,000 % profit on 1 Xanax pill alone. I am glad that healthcare reform will be passed to help alleviate the suffering these glutons cause. There will be no prescription for theses corps. if they do not change their behavior : and the way they change their behavior is WHEN WE CHANGE OURS. BE the change you want to see in the world.. :):):)
 
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