Jury Hands $142M Win To Kaiser In Neurontin Battle

Law360, New York (March 26, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has found that Pfizer Inc. improperly marketed its epilepsy drug Neurontin in violation of racketeering and competition laws, awarding plaintiff Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. over $142 million.

The jury handed down its verdict late Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts after a monthlong trial, determining that Pfizer fraudulently marketed Neurontin for numerous unapproved or off-label uses, including bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain and migraines, and misrepresented the drug's capacity to treat those conditions.

The actions violated both federal...
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