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Too Big To Nail?

After the feds hand down a massive fine, J&J's stock price surges.

By fall 2013, the government and Johnson & Johnson had settled on a new number: $2.2 billion—$500 million in criminal fines and forfeitures and $1.7 billion for civil damages. Of the total, $335 million was to settle the Omnicare Boston suit and the San Francisco suit related to the heart drug Natrecor. This made the Risperdal portion the largest settlement ever for the illegal marketing of one drug.

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