off label marketing

The Dark Cloud Over Growing Antidepressant Prescriptions

They call it the Great "Recession," but there's no question that these are depressing times. And doctors are writing scripts for antidepressants at an alarming rate -- especially given that many of these doctors aren't psychiatrists. What are the effects on patients who haven't been properly screened?

Government Recoups $4 Billion from Health Care Fraud Cases

The government recouped a staggering $4 billion in fiscal 2010 that was stolen from federal health care programs, the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced Monday -- the highest annual amount ever. More than half of the fraud money recovered came from drug companies.

Judge Approves $600 Million Botox Settlement

A federal investigation into Allergan's misleading marketing of its wrinkle-smoothing Botox medication is over after a judge in Georgia on Tuesday approved the pharmaceutical firm's decision to pay $600 million and plead guilty to misbranding the product.