Cephalon Must Report Payments To Physicians In Settlement Of Off-Label Charges
Cephalon is to become the third pharmaceutical company to disclose its payments to physicians. While Lilly and Merck recently volunteered to do so, Cephalon's disclosure is mandated under a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve charges that it promoted off-label use of three drugs
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The inquiry comes three years after the company settled a government investigation of off-label marketing of three other drugs.
The company, which does not cap its physician payments, paid 937 doctors for consulting and speaking services in 2009; its top-paid physician earned $149,900.