Abbott Laboratories pleads guilty, agrees to pay $1.5 billion for unlawful promotion of Depakote

I’m fascinated by this one, since I’ve generally considered depakote a strong mood-stabilizer, but the link isn’t working. This is a keeper, so I checked it out for you–the cnn one I got to work is slightly different–don’t know why, maybe give that a try?: OR–and this is wild–the US Department of Justice has it on their site, in full, colorful detail, at Another job of excellent spotting.

Thanks, Candida! Working with the WordPress app on my iPad doesn’t always yield the desired results (read: grrrr). I updated the post and used your CNN link. I hope this will pave the way for more slaps on big pharma’s wrist. What they really need is a huge boot!

Thanks for the heads up – I used Candida’s link (and think I fixed the post). The whole thing makes you mad, doesn’t it? And people wonder why I’m so distrustful of having to pump myself full of medication.

Reg-Abbott labs off-label promotion of Depakote.
I took Depakote for 6 years was ineffective for my condition PTSD,the doctor kept telling me to take it.
The saga of the schizophrenia drugs is one of incredible profit.Eli Lilly made $65 BILLION on Zyprexa franchise. Described as *the most successful drug in the history of neuroscience*.
There is a whole underclass block of our society,including children in foster care that are the market for these drugs,but have little voice of protest if harmed by them.
–Daniel Haszard


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