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Forest Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty, Pays $313M For Off-Label Promotion, Obstruction

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Sept. 15 pleaded guilty to three federal criminal charges, including one felony charge, and agreed to pay $313 million in criminal fines, forfeiture and civil penalties to resolve allegations stemming from the off-label sale of Levothroid, Celexa...

Synthes, Norian Plead Guilty, Will Pay $23.3M For Illegal Bone Cement Study

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) Synthes Inc. and subsidiary Norian Corp. have agreed to plead guilty to federal felony and misdemeanor counts of conducting illegal clinical studies of bone cement and will pay $23.3 million in fines, forfeiture and a civil settlement, the U.S. Attorney's Office for...

U.S. Sues Boston Scientific Over Guidant Heart Devices

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The U.S. government sued Boston Scientific Corp. on Thursday, alleging its Guidant unit knew some of its implantable heart devices were defective but continued to sell them anyway, putting patients' lives at risk. In a complaint filed in federal court in Minnesota, the government...