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J&J to pay $81 million to end US Topamax off-label marketing probe

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Executive Summary

Two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries have agreed to pay more than $81 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations that they marketed the anti-epileptic Topamax (topiramate) for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder and drug and alcohol dependence, which are off-label uses, according to the US Justice Department. Topamax is approved in the US as an anti-epileptic and migraine prevention medication.






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