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Lawsuits Say Pharma Illegally Paid Doctors to Push Their Drugs

Drug companies say the millions of dollars they pay physicians for speaking and consulting justly compensates them for the laudable work of educating their colleagues. But ProPublic reports that a series of lawsuits brought by former employees of those companies allege the money often was used for illegal purposes — financially rewarding doctors for prescribing their brand-name medications.

AstraZeneca to Pay $520 Million to Settle Illegal Marketing Charges

The settlement involves civil charges that from 2001 through 2006 the pharmaceutical company illegally marketed the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel for so-called “off-label” uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.