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AstraZeneca Settles Seroquel Charges

AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $520 million to settle charges the drug company marketed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel for unapproved uses.

The government charges that AstraZeneca paid kickbacks to doctors to illegally market the drug and prescribe it for uses the Food and Drug Administration had not approved, including anger management, post-traumatic stress disorder and sleeplessness. Last year Seroquel was the best-selling drug in the U.S., with $4.9 billion in sales.

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