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Schering-Plough is accused of overcharging and of obstructing justice

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1233
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Last month Schering-Plough, based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, said that it faced indictment on a number of charges listed in a letter from the US Attorney's Office in Boston for the District of Massachusetts.

    The charges included giving financial grants and other items of value to doctors and other customers, marketing drugs for unapproved uses—so-called off-label uses—and submitting false drug prices to the government so that Medicaid paid too much for …

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