Drug Company Set to Pay $15 Million to DOJ Over Doctor Bribery Scandal

By | February 1, 2020

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced today that the company expects to pay $15.4 million in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after allegations that Questcor Pharmaceuticals, which Mallinckrodt acquired in 2014, had bribed doctors and their staff to prescribe an incredibly expensive drug.

Source: Drug Company Set to Pay $15 Million to DOJ Over Doctor Bribery Scandal

Today, in Medicare-For-All-is-inevitable news: A pharmaceutical company jacked up the price of a drug for newborns from $40 to FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, even though it has been in the market, unchanged, since 1952. And then they were caught bribing doctors to prescribe it!

On top of this, there’s a $33 version of the drug in Canada. So, what did these jerks do? Why, bought the rights to sell it in the US, and then simply locked it up, of course! I mean, what else does one do in this situation?

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