Drug maker AstraZeneca to pay $520 million

Attorney General Holder announces settlement over "off-label" marketing of anti-psychotic medication Seroquel

Published April 27, 2010 6:06PM (EDT)

Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government has reached a $520 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca, resolving allegations surrounding the company's antipsychotic drug Seroquel.

The case involves AstraZeneca promoting Seroquel for so-called "off-label" uses that are not approved by federal drug regulators, including insomnia and psychiatric conditions besides schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

By Associated Press

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