Judge Unveils Records In FOIA Suit Targeting Pfizer, Purdue

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge Friday issued a split decision in a suit seeking records related to legal settlements that Pfizer Inc. and Purdue Pharma LP inked with federal authorities over off-label marketing, ordering disclosure of some documents while elsewhere shielding the drugmakers or reserving judgment.

In the 51-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cough up paperwork identifying company employees or contractors found by Pfizer and Purdue to be barred from participating in federal health...
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