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Doctors Avoid Penalties in Suits Against Medical Firms

Doctors Avoid Penalties in Suits Against Medical Firms

by Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Sep. 16, 2011, 2:23 p.m.

This story was co-published with the Washington Post Two years ago, drugmaker Eli Lilly pleaded guilty to illegally marketing [1] its blockbuster antipsychotic Zyprexa for elderly patients. Lilly paid $1.4 billion in criminal penalties and settlements in four civil lawsuits.