JNJ promoted illegal marketing of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal by paying physicians to give...

|By:, SA News Editor
JNJ promoted illegal marketing of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal by paying physicians to give favorable speeches, subsidizing golf trips and even having sales staff “butter up doctors” with bags of “Risperdal Popcorn,” according to one of its managers in court testimony today. The testimony casts a pall over the company's marketing tactics, which, in addition to the 420 suits currently filed against the company by individuals claiming to have been injured by the drug, are the subject of government probes and Medicare fraud lawsuits filed by state officials.