Forest Settles Suit Over Celexa, Lexapro Kickbacks

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 3:15 PM EDT) -- Forest Laboratories Inc. has moved to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and two whistleblowers accusing the company of bribing doctors to prescribe antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro and marketing the drugs for pediatric use without approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Judge Craig J. Nicewicz issued an order dismissing the case Sept. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on grounds of a settlement being reached and allowing the case to be reopened within 90 days...
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