McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), voluntarily recalled all lots that have not yet expired of certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ liquid products. - Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc. will pay $75.37 million to resolve civil allegations under the False Claims Act that it illegally promoted Topomax. - Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, LLC, subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pled guilty to illegal promotion of Topomax psychiatric drug; sentenced to criminal fine of $6.14 million.
US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said: This case should send a strong reminder that the off-label promotion of pharmaceuticals is illegal, whether it is done directly by company employees, or through programs such as the ‘Doctor for a Day Program.’ We will remain vigilant in our enforcement of these laws regardless of what form the conduct takes. April; November, 2010 http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/CriminalInvestigations/ucm213163.htm
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