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Pfizer Faces Off-Label Suit

Several unions and health insurance companies filed suit against New York-based Pfizer on March 28, claiming the company's off-label promotion of its blockbuster drug Lipitor caused them to pay billions of dollars in unwarranted Lipitor prescriptions over the past five years.

The Welfare Fund of Teamsters Local Union 836 filed the class action suit in a New Jersey federal court. Other plaintiffs from New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana are expected to join the suit, according to lead plaintiffs' counsel, Jay Eisenhofer of Grant & Eisenhofer.

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