Friday, April 30, 2010

Topamax Maker to Pay $81 Million Fine

The Justice Department announced Thursday that two subsidiaries of the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson had agreed to pay more than $81 million in a case accusing them of illegally promoting the epilepsy drug Topamax for psychiatric uses. Source.

While the Food and Drug Administration approved Topamax for the treatment of partial onset seizures, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical promoted the drug for unapproved psychiatric uses, the government said