Abbott Ordered To Turn Over E-Mail To Depakote Probe

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 12:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered Abbott Laboratories to turn over e-mails from several current and former high-level executives, including its chairman and CEO, to a federal probe into off-label marketing of the seizure drug Depakote.

Judge Samuel G. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on Wednesday also said the U.S. Department of Justice could search for evidence of off-label marketing for other unspecified drugs, over Abbott's objection.

Abbott claimed that it would cost up to $1 million to pull e-mails...
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