had to pay a large amount for settlement with the Department of Justice. This settlement included federal and states civil settlement for illegal off-label promotion of Geodon and for paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe Zoloft, which is an anti-depressant by Pfizer.

It paid $49,844,714 as settlement for paying kickbacks to health care providers. This kickback was paid for off label prescription of Zoloft and other drugs by Pfizer. It induced doctor to promote its anti-depressant Zoloft for off-label uses. The settlement didn’t comprised of any sanctions against doctors for taking kickbacks.

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