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GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion Fine After Pleading Guilty to Healthcare Fraud – the Biggest in U.S. History

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:06

‘A UK drugs firm has been hit with a $3billion penalty after admitting to the ‘biggest healthcare fraud in history’.

GlaxoSmithKline paid U.S. medics to prescribe potentially dangerous medicines to adults and children.

It handed out cash as well as everything from Madonna concert tickets to pheasant-hunting trips. Authorities branded GSK as ‘cheaters who thought they could make an easy profit at the expense of public safety, taxpayers, and millions of Americans’.’

Read more: GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion  Fine After Pleading Guilty to Healthcare Fraud – the Biggest in U.S. History

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  1. janedoe
    July 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Yeah right. The employees that were to blame were let go. Like this wasn’t a globally approved policy. Like they’re not still doing it. Wellbutrin is still prescriped for weight loss. Children diagnosed with mild depression are still taking drugs that push them over the edge. A company worth 120 billion paid 3 billion in fines. To whom? The government, ofc. Official bribery so they can continue with the mass poisoning.

    • July 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Spot on, it`s all for show, for the blind eyes of the masses. And it`s working like a charm.

  2. Mr_Bliss
    July 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    If they investigate GSK and fraud is all they get from what they are doing then then all hope is lost.But 3 billion quite a big penalty and its a good start 🙂

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