Risperdal® and Seroquel® and the attorneys of the state of Utah

6 Jun

Attorney general of the state of Utah engaged a civil action in may 2010 in violation of the Utah False Claim Act against jansen pharmaceutical and astra zeneca pharmaceutical for promoting off label the atypical antipsychotics Risperdone® and Seroquel® (risperidone and quetiapine).

Astra zeneca paid 520 Million dollars to resolve this allegation  and Johnson&Johnson have to provision 1 Billion dollar. Here is an article of the Wall street Journaldescribing the context and the historic.

Federal authorities have used the US False Claims Act to secure drug-industry settlements by alleging that illegal off-label marketing caused government health programs such as Medicaid to pay for certain drug prescriptions” the Wall Street Journal said.

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