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GlaxoSmithKline settles bad drug case for $750M
USA Today

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline will pay $750 million to settle allegations that it knowingly manufactured and sold adulterated drugs, including the popular antidepressant Paxil, federal prosecutors in Massachusetts said Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced that the London-based company will pay $150 million in criminal fines and $600 million in civil penalties related to faulty manufacturing processes at its plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico. The company allowed several drugs to be adulterated between 2001 and 2005, including Paxil CR, a skin-infection ointment called Bactroban, and an anti-nausea drug called Kytril.

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