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Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline to pay record $3 billion fine
Roughly half a million more kids are prescribed Adderall, and other ADHD prescription drugs, today than in 1996.
Roughly half a million more kids are prescribed Adderall, and other ADHD prescription drugs, today than in 1996.
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rescription drug giant GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a record $3 billion fine to settle a litany of charges stemming from the company's illegal promotion of its products. Among other criminal complaints, federal prosecutors had accused GlaxoSmithKline of promoting the anti-depression drug Paxil for children, even though the FDA had never approved Paxil for patients under 18. GlaxoSmithKline was also accused of bribing physicians to prescribe its products, part of a web of mutual back-scratching that critics say has compromised the prescription drug market.

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