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    Default $? Trillion Deficit Just Got A Little Smaller

    Actually, this is fairly common industry practice rather the exception (i.e. The Fugitive, the movie).....

    Pfizer to pay record $2.3 billion penalty
    Justice Department cites unlawful prescription-drug promotions

    WASHINGTON - Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug maker, will pay a record $2.3 billion civil and criminal penalty over unlawful prescription drug promotions, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

    The department said the $2.3 billion settlement included a $1.2 billion criminal fine, the largest criminal fine in U.S. history. The agreement also included a criminal forfeiture of $105 million.

    Under terms of the settlement, Pfizer must pay $1 billion to compensate Medicaid, Medicare, and other federal health care programs.

    Authorities said Pfizer's salesmen and women created phony doctor requests for medical information in order to send unsolicited information to doctors about unapproved uses and dosages. The company wined and dined doctors and sent them on exotic trips to induce them to prescribe its drugs, they said.

    The full shaboygen.....
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32657347...s-us_business/
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    It will get appealed down to a tiny fraction of that.... or tossed altogether.

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