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Appeals court backs carrier in off-label drug use case

A 3-judge appeals court panel in Boston has sided with health carriers in cases involving allegations that a major drug manufacturer used misleading marketing strategies to increase sales of a prescription drug.

The panel, at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, upheld a U.S. District Court jury verdict in favor of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and its sister plans. The jury in that case, Kaiser vs. Pfizer (Nos., 11-1904, 11-2096), which was filed in Boston, awarded the Kaiser plans $142 million in damages.

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