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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.