Feds: GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3B for Illegally Marketing Drugs

Jul 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KBOI-AM Boise

Heathcare giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to an unprecedented $3 billion settlement with the U.S. government over allegations that the company advertised drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and then used lavish gifts to convince doctors to prescribe the drugs.

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Bina

Melbourne, Australia

#3 Jul 3, 2012
Medicine and the pharmaceutical industry appear as the largest commercial organizations, opposite to the Hippocratic Oath. What can you expect from them!? People no longer trust doctors, who prescribe medication profitable to their organizations but not helpful to the patient.
In light of the global crisis, I imagine that if these industries do not recognize that in the forthcoming era huge profits will not longer be possible, then they will all collapse.
Necessity will force companies to start collaborating and sharing research. It might also steer them toward all being 'not for profit'. Either way, its becoming clearer that where the money is stopping, the system can either fail, or reevaluate what its true purpose is.
Once it was a true and noble industry - at least in its intention. In a mutually responsible society, things can be different!
http://www.mutualresponsibility.org/human-eco...
Bride of Chucky

Arlington, TX

#4 Jul 3, 2012
Be your own patient advocate! Research everything. Talk to nurses, pharmacists, friends. These people don't get a kick back.
HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#6 Jul 4, 2012
The judge should be checked for his membership in the Republican ALEC considering Tebow award. The minimal award should be 3 times the yearly gross for drug based on a 5 year period of time. 2nd offense should be 25 times the amount with the death penalitynfornthe CEO. If the judge is member of ALEC, then the award should start at 65 billion dollars plus 60 timeshare yearly gross for the drug.
Abraham
#7 Sep 24, 2013
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Jaquelin

UK

#8 Jan 30, 2014
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WE THE PEOPLE

Bradenton, FL

#9 Jan 30, 2014
Only people are people , only people have a soul , BIG PHARMA , Monsanto and its frankenstein seeds , DOW CHEMICAL and its zion war subsidies , PULTEGROUP and MOSAIC and their strip mining and moonscaping of America and BLACKWATER RAPTURE WINGNUTZ ARE CORPORATE STOOGES AND AIPAC SHILLS..........see SPOOKY BUSINESS by gary Ruskin , CORPORATE SLIME REPORT and BY WAY OF DECEPTION by Lawrie Ziotard Bailey and Aldrich Ames.

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