Pfizer Pays $2.3B, but Will It Change the Pharmaceutical Industry?

At $2.3 billion, it's a record-breaking settlement that includes the largest fine ever levied in U.S. history, but drug industry experts said that the hefty sum Pfizer agreed to Wednesday will do little to curb highly profitable, unethical marketing practices by some companies. The sum folds in civil and criminal penalties related to illegal prescription drug marketing, bringing the investigation of the pharmaceutical behemoth by the U.S. Department of Justice to a close. The settlement...Full Story
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