J&J To Pay $400M Over Criminal Charge In Risperdal Case

By Dan Packel (November 7, 2013, 9:01 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday approved a $400 million criminal penalty against Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., part of a larger $2.2 billion settlement announced Monday, after the company formally admitted to improperly encouraging doctors to use Risperdal to treat dementia.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Savage approved the sentence for one criminal misdemeanor charge of introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce, noting that the company's conduct had far greater consequences than those acknowledged in the plea.

"The company compromised the integrity of the delivery of medical services, which had a tendency to corrupt the decisions of physicians...

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