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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:308

Drug company fined: Schering-Plough has pleaded guilty and agreed to a $350m (£190m; €290m) settlement for overcharging Medicaid, the US government programme for poorer people. The firm admitted giving grants to private health providers for education and marketing for patients on condition the providers bought its drugs at high prices (3 July, p 10). …

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