Pfizer atones for Wyeth's misdeeds, again; pays $491m
This article was originally published in Scrip
While the whistleblowers' share has not been resolved in the $491m settlement involving unlawful marketing of Pfizer's Rapamune (sirolimus), the three people who brought the lawsuits against the company's Wyeth unit under the False Claims Act (FCA) stand to gain up to 25%, with a minimum of 15%, of the $257.4m recovered under the civil liability portion of the case.
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