News: Forest Labs Must Choose Between CEO and U.S. Govt.


May 04, 2011

Last month, the pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories got nailed for marketing its two top-selling antidepressants for use in kids before the FDA said that they could do that. The company settled out of court for $300 million. Pretty routine stuff, happens all the time.

It's what happened next that we're interested in. Forest Laboratories -- actually its CEO Howard Solomon -- got a letter from the Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of that letter have the whole health care industry all shook up. From the health desk at WHYY in Philadelphia, Gregory Warner has the story.

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