AbbVie Must Pay $150M For False AndroGel Ads, Jury Says

By Diana Novak Jones (July 24, 2017, 2:16 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal jury on Monday found that AbbVie Inc. isn't liable for an AndroGel user's heart attack but ordered the company to pay $150 million in punitive damages for funding ads that misrepresented what the testosterone replacement therapy drug could treat.

Monday's verdict is the first in the multidistrict litigation over testosterone gel products concentrated in Illinois federal court. Shown is a computer display at an unrelated 2007 arbitration hearing in California. (AP) The award is an unusual ending to a three-week trial over claims the company ignored a connection between AndroGel and heart attacks while promoting it to treat...

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