There is an interesting article over @ Pharmalot this morning related to AstraZeneca misrepresenting once again their block buster tranquilizer, turned anti-psychotic, turned anti-depressant, turned street drug called SEROQUEL.
It's appear in the big profit pharmacuetical world rules, laws, and ethical behaviors do not apply. That is even when they have tens of thousands of lawsuits pending and have signed a CIA (Corporate Integrity Agreement) with the DOJ ( Department of Justice) over these very same issues.
Maybe it's time for the DOJ and our government to reopen this case and finally proceed with criminal changes, since AstraZeneca just can't seem to get the message that sleazy and dangerous business practices which violate their CIA agreement really don't fly in the court of public opinion.
I would invite you to read this article, and then the comment section where Bernard Carroll directs us to more AstraZeneca naughty practices. It does start to make you wonder how this will all play out before a jury somewhere down that distant road?
AstraZeneca On Seroquel Risks: What Diabetes?
Nemeroff, Seroquel, and ACCME
How Getting Sued Is Key to AstraZeneca’s Marketing Strategy for Seroquel | BNET
AstraZeneca's Tony Jewell - the voice of evil and spin
$64 million criminal fine paid by AstraZeneca will go to the Department of Justice’s Crime Victims Fund, VOCA --2003: Corporate Integrity Agreement