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U.S. says Allergan's Forest units to pay $38 million to settle kickback allegations
December 15, 2016 / 5:25 PM / a year ago

U.S. says Allergan's Forest units to pay $38 million to settle kickback allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Allergan PLC’s Forest Laboratories and Forest Pharmaceuticals units will pay $38 million to settle U.S. charges that it paid physicians to prescribe three medications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

The Allergan logo is seen in this photo illustration November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo

In a statement, the department said the alleged kickbacks involved the companies’ blood pressure hypertension drug Bystolic, fibromyalgia medication Savella and the Alzheimer’s disease product Namend.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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