Saturday, January 30, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline Fined $5.8 Million
Who was it that said, "This shit just writes itself?"
From Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) (January 29, 2010)
GlaxoSmithKline Fined $5.8 Million for Deceptive Marketing in Kentucky
Franklin Circuit Judge Roger Crittenden has awarded Kentucky more than $5.8 million in civil penalties in its case against GlaxoSmithKline for deceptive or false marketing of drugs including the anti-nausea drugs Kytril and Zofran .
The award was announced by state Attorney General Jack Conway and was the second in two days against a major pharmaceutical company. On Wednesday, Conway announced that Crittenden had awarded $5.3 million in civil penalties against AstraZeneca for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act.
Mary Ann Rhyne, a spokeswoman for Glaxo, said the company "is disappointed because we believe the result is disproportionate to what the jury found, and we’re considering our options including an appeal."
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