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California will get $7.1 million in settlement with GlaxoSmithKline
San Francisco Chronicle

British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay a total of $105 million to more than 40 states to settle allegations that the company illegally promoted its asthma and antidepressant drugs, and California will receive $7.1 million, the largest share, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday.

As part of the settlement, GlaxoSmithKline will now be prohibited from paying salespeople incentives to encourage drugs to be used for “off-label,” or non-approved, conditions; and from using paid doctors to promote the company’s drugs.

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