Maker of Lexapro & Celexa Accused of Fraud
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Mar 12, 2009 in Dangerous Drugs
The United States Department of Justice has charged drug manufacturer Forest Laboratories for alleged False Claims Act violations arising from the company's marketing the drugs Celexa and Lexapro for unapproved pediatric use and for paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe the drugs.
Prosecutors claim that former top executives concealed numerous clinical studies that showed the drugs were not effective in children and may even cause some to become suicidal.
Forest Labs publicized the clinical research that showed their drugs were effective, however, the company did not disclose the the negative clinical trials to anyone.
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