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Modern Healthcare - - COVER STORY - Source: Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion, Jus­tice Depart­ment, fed­eral court records MOD­ERN HEALTH­CARE GRAPHIC

Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies have paid large sums in re­cent years to set­tle cases in­volv­ing doc­tors, but physi­cians are rarely pros­e­cuted

Au­gust 2012 Pfizer and its Wyeth sub­sidiary agree to pay $60 mil­lion to set­tle claims that they bribed doc­tors in eight for­eign coun­tries.

July 2012 Glax­oSmithK­line agrees to pay a record $3 bil­lion and pleads guilty to mis­brand­ing Paxil and Well­butrin us­ing paid pro­mo­tional speeches by doc­tors given to other physi­cians at com­pa­nyspon­sored events.

May 2012 Ab­bott Lab­o­ra­to­ries agrees to pay $1.5 bil­lion to re­solve crim­i­nal and civil li­a­bil­ity af­ter ad­mit­ting it paid doc­tors to pro­mote Depakote for un­ap­proved uses at com­pany- spon­sored events for other doc­tors.

April 2011 John­son and John­son agrees to pay $70 mil­lion af­ter self- re­port­ing that its em­ploy­ees bribed doc­tors in three for­eign coun­tries.

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