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Pfizer / Special Treatment #960765

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The battle over health care reform with President Obama postponing his trip to Asia to push the plan through noted.

(No location given: Drew Griffin) The astonishing case of fraud against big drug company Pfizer for its marketing of Bextra & how the government handled the case examined; details given about the FDA's 2001 approval of Bextra for limited use, but it was promoted for use against surgical pain, how Pfizer was considered too big to fail, the deal Pfizer cut with the government & how the company created a legal shield for itselof & paid two billion dollars in settlements. [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS - speaks about the Pfizer case.] [Former Pfizer worker/whistleblower Glenn DeMOTT - says sales were very good.] [Former federal prosecutor Mike LOUCKS†, Office of Inspector General Lewis MORRIS†- comment on the case against Pfizer.] What Pfizer has said it has done to keep this from happening again after signing an agreement with the HHS Department discussed

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:08:30

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