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Off-label promotion charges cost BI $95M in whistleblower deal

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Executive Summary

With the help of an industry insider, the US Department of Justice snared another drug maker not playing by the rules in marketing its products – this time German pharma Boehringer Ingelheim, which agreed to pay $95 million to settle charges it improperly promoted its stroke-prevention drug Aggrenox (aspirin/extended-release dipyridamole), its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) medicines Atrovent (ipratropium) and Combivent (albuterol/ipratropium), and the company's hypertension product Micardis (telmisartan).



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