Pfizer a “habitual offender” that “persistently” engages in illegal activity, study warns

Evans’ paper goes on to expose multiple Pfizer products that were illegally marketed for “off-label” use, which resulted in patients being injured or killed. Pfizer illegally paid kickbacks to physicians to prescribe these drugs for unapproved uses. Such drugs include:

• Bextra (valdecoxib), a pain medication that was later pulled from the market

• Geodon (ziprasidone HCl), an atypical antipsychotic

• Zyvox (linezolid), an antibiotic

• Lyrica (pregabalin), a seizure medication

• Viagra (sildenafil), an erectile dysfunction drug

• Lipitor (atorvastatin), a cholesterol drug

pharmaceuticalfraud Pfizer a “habitual offender” that “persistently” engages in illegal activity, study warns