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Forest settles US government claims on kickbacks and paediatric promotion

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Forest Laboratories has settled a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice and two whistleblowers accusing the company of marketing its SSRI antidepressants Celexa (citalopram) and Lexapro (escitalopram) for unapproved paediatric use and paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe the products.

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