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Pharmaceutical Giant AstraZeneca Settles Off Label Marketing Claims for $520 Million

On April 28, 2010, AstraZeneca agreed to pay $520 million in civil fines, penalties and damages to settle allegations that the company defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and other government-funded health care programs in connection with its marketing and promotional practices for the blockbuster atypical antipsychotic Seroquel. At the time of settlement, this was the largest settlement of off-label marketing claims brought under the False Claims Act that involved civil-only fines. The $520 million settlement resolved a qui tam lawsuit filed by whistleblower Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, one of two relators to file a case. Dr. Kruszewski was represented by Brian Kenney and Tavy Deming.

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