Earlier this month, the largest settlement yet levied against a pharmaceutical company for illegal promotion of a drug was settled against Pfizer and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. The $2.3 billion fine sanctioned the pharmaceutical company for promoting its painkiller Bextra for off-label uses. Similar charges concerning the drugs Zyvox, Geodon, and Lyrica were also made, along with allegations that the company provided kickbacks to healthcare professionals for prescribing these ...

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