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Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion to settle federal cases
Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion to settle federal cases

The world's eighth-largest drug maker, Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to pay the U.S. government $2.2 billion to settle cases in which the government has alleged that the company and its subsidiaries promoted powerful psychiatric medications for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and offered financial kickbacks for physicians who prescribed those medications frequently. The Justice Department says Monday's agreement, which has been years in the making, is of the largest healthcare fraud settlements in U.S. history, with criminal fines totalling $485 million and civil and administrative penalties totalling $1.72 billion. Some of that penalty will go to...

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