NH Attorney General Announces $200 Million Dollar Settlement

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced Thursday that after an extensive four-year investigation, he and 35 other Attorneys General have reached a $200 million dollar settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. A complaint filed Thursday, alleged that Janssen engaged in unfair and deceptive practices when it marketed Risperdal for unapproved or off-label uses for both geriatric and pediatric populations, targeting patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, and anxiety Risperdal is among a class of drugs known as atypical or second-generation antipsychotics.
Federal Law prohibits pharmaceutical manufacturers from promoting their products for off-label uses.
Janssen has agreed to change how it promotes and markets its atypical anti-psychotics drugs and to refrain from any false, misleading or deceptive promotion of them.

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