October 26th, 2012

Pharmaceutical company to pay $95M to settle allegations of improper drug promotion

By Associated Press
Washington Post

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $95 million to settle allegations that the company promoted three drugs for uses that were not medically accepted, the government announced Thursday.

The Justice Department said the three are the stroke-prevention drug Aggrenox, the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease drug Combivent and the high-blood-pressure drug Micardis.

The Justice Department said the company also promoted the use of a fourth drug, Atrovent, at doses exceeding those covered by federal health care programs. Atrovent also is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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