Drug Company To Pay $3 Billion in Fraud Settlement

GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion dollars, the biggest single settlement of health fraud in U.S. history, for the unlawful marketing of two drugs and failing to provide necessary information to the Food and Drug Administration.

The drug company admitted to falsely representing that certain drugs, such as Paxil and Wellbutrin, were approved to treat issues beyond the drugs’ FDA approval. A United States attorney called the settlement “unprecedented in both size and scope.”

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