Merck to Pay $671 Mil. to Settle Whistleblower Suits

, The Legal Intelligencer

Merck & Co. has agreed to pay more than $671 million to settle a pair of whistleblower lawsuits that claimed the company used improper marketing tactics, including kickbacks to doctors, to encourage them to write more prescriptions for its most profitable drugs, like Vioxx, Zocor and Singulair.

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