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GlaxoSmithKline Proves My Point

Eager to underscore the point I made last week, GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges – read that again, criminal charges – and pay $3 billion – read that again, $3 billion – to settle the largest case of healthcare fraud in American history.

Among other things, Glaxo was pushing the drug Wellbutrin for uses for which it was not approved, such as weight loss and treatment of sexual dysfunction.