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FDA Lifts All Restrictions On Plan B One-Step Contraceptive, Will Drop Appeal
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by Tom Moylan

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - (Mealey's) The federal government on June 10 told a federal judge that it will make the one-pill Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive available without age or point-of-sale restrictions and intends to voluntarily withdraw its appeal... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court OKs Attorney Fees In Untimely, Good Faith Vaccine Cases
Posted on 20 May 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A federal vaccine compensation petitioner who filed an untimely claim may qualify for attorney fees if her claim was filed in good faith and there was a reasonable basis for it, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 20 ( Kathleen... Read More

Heart Device Maker ELA Medical Pays $9.1M To Settle Kickback Allegations
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by Tom Moylan

MIAMI -- Heart device maker ELA Medical Inc. will pay $9,178,000 to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that it paid kickbacks through a distributor to doctors to induce them to use the company's products, according to a settlement filed Nov... Read More

Allergan To Pay $600M For Off-Label Marketing Of Botox
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by Tom Moylan

IRVINE, Calif. (Mealey's) - Allergan Inc. said Sept. 1 that it will plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge related to off-label marketing of Botox and will pay a total of $600 million to the federal government in criminal and civil penalties... Read More

C.R. Bard Takes $51 Million Charge, Agrees To Settle Federal Civil, Criminal Probes
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Tom Moylan

MURRAY HILL, N.J. - (Mealey's) C.R. Bard Inc. on Jan. 27 reported that it has taken a $51 million charge in connection with a preliminary agreement with the civil and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of... Read More