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AG: Drug maker AstraZeneca to pay $520 million

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government has reached a $520 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca, resolving allegations surrounding the company's antipsychotic drug Seroquel.

The case involves AstraZeneca promoting Seroquel for so-called "off-label" uses that are not approved by federal drug regulators, including insomnia and psychiatric conditions besides schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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