WASHINGTON — Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug maker, will pay a record $2.3 billion civil and criminal penalty over unlawful prescription drug promotions.what the article fails to tell us, however, is that even after paying these chump change fines, Pfizer will still pocket over $$$FIVE BILLION in PROFIT for FY08.
Announcing the settlement Wednesday, the Justice Department said that it included the largest criminal fine in U.S. history – $1.2 billion. The agreement also included a criminal forfeiture of $105 million.
if we could get REAL health care reform with a robust public option, this sort of behavior could be regulated. WE, in America, are paying through the nose for Rx's so that they can be offered at steep discounts in other countries. we're also paying FAR MORE for their advertising/graft campaigns than we are paying for research and development of new drugs.