Category: Criminal Law

U.S. Department of Justice Releases Details of Rapamune Kidney Transplant Drug Settlement Case against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

The marketing and sales practices of major pharmaceutical companies has been under scrutiny in the last few years. This week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $490.9 million settlement for criminal and civil liability charges in connection with improperly marketing Rapamune, the kidney transplant drug. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Pfizer in 2009. According to the Press Release issued by the Justice Department on Tuesday, July 30 the drug was not approved as safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Continue reading “U.S. Department of Justice Releases Details of Rapamune Kidney Transplant Drug Settlement Case against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals”