Attorney General William H Sorrell announced today that Vermont will receive approximately $74,000 as part of a national settlement totaling $600 million based on whistleblower complaints that pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan, Inc., and Allergan USA, Inc. illegally marketed the drug Botox for uses not approved by the FDA.Specifically, the complaints alleged that Allergan engaged in a nation-wide off-label marketing campaign to get physicians to prescribe Botox for headache, pain, overactive bladder, and spasticity. The marketing campaign included funding continuing medical education programs at which Botox was promoted off-label, and providing physicians with ‘free’ reimbursement services at which they were coached to use improper billing codes.Allergan’s marketing campaign led to overutilization of Botox for medically unnecessary purposes. In addition to civil penalties, Allergan will plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and pay criminal fines and forfeiture. Allergan will also enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the federal government to closely monitor the company’s future marketing practices. Source: VAG. 1.13.2011
More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay.There is something attention-grabbing wherever you look– from limestone walls and recycled timber beams in the living areas to the inverted pyramid ceiling and polished floors.“The front door is from Morocco and the outdoor sink, it was a rice washing sink from Indonesia that we converted,” Ms Quinn told the Bulletin when the house first hit the market.“I’d say I’ve got eclectic taste and it really creates a home out of a house.”The four-bedroom house had been on the market with different agencies since June, 2015. It had a price tag of $5 million.Savills Qld agent Lisa Halpin negotiated the sale to a Gold Coast buyer. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay sold for $4.85 million.AN ECLECTIC Gold Coast mansion on the market for a year and half has sold for $4.85 million.The Runaway Bay property at 2 Anglers Esplanade was owned by Vee Quinn.Mrs Quinn and husband Tom own OzKleen, are the force behind the Shower Power brand.They used the wealth it generated to build their dream home overlooking the Broadwater at Runaway Bay. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay. 2 Anglers Esp, Runaway Bay.
One of the winning photos from 2017.Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 11th annual Indiana Agriculture photo contest, which showcases the hard work and contributions made by Hoosier farmers. The contest is open to the general public, and the winners will be honored during a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.Contestants are able to submit up to five photos in digital format (horizontal or vertical), and each photo must be accompanied by an entry form. All photos must be taken in the state by Indiana residents. Entries must be submitted no later than June 30, 2018.Participants are encouraged to submit photos reflecting the wide array of agriculture. The categories photos can be entered under are:On the Farm: Showcasing any building, piece of equipment or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm.Faces of Agriculture: Featuring those who grow and produce food, fuel and fiber in Indiana.Agritourism: Spotlighting Indiana’s seasonal and agricultural destinations, such as orchards, wineries and farmers markets.Conservation: Highlighting Indiana’s natural beauty with landscapes, water and wildlife.Contest winners will have their photographs featured in the Offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis. Winners will also be special guests during the Celebration of Agriculture on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair.For entry and release forms, guidelines and criteria click here.