Why is nobody being jailed because of this?
By Pete Williams Justice correspondent
NBC News NBC News
updated 35 minutes ago
GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical makers, has agreed to pay $750 million to settle a Justice Department lawsuit accusing the company of selling adulterated and improperly made drugs, federal officials say.
The settlement, announced Tuesday, is the result of a long-running federal investigation of the company's former drug manufacturing plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
The government claimed that the plant churned out medications that were mislabeled, mixed up in the wrong packaging, and even defective — made either too weak or too strong. The allegations included such popular prescription drugs as Paxil and Avandia.