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Abbvie Paid Docs to Overprescribe Humira, CAL Alleges in Suit

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Chicago Tribune writer Sudhin Thanawala reports that pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world’s best-selling drugs, Humira, despite its potentially deadly complications, a California official said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit by the state’s insurance commissioner accuses the North Chicago, Ill., company of a far-reaching kickback scheme that led doctors to write more prescriptions for the drug, tainting their relationship with patients and driving up insurance costs.

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