By David Mittleman

Michigan will receive $497,151 as part of a settlement with pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers Squibb over off-label promotion of popular drug Abilify. The total settlement of $19.5 million involves 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Abilify is an antipsychotic medication approved for use by the FDA for use in some patients. Bristol-Meyers Squibb marketed the drug for use in elderly adults with dementia and for children under 13. The FDA did not approve Abilify for those purposes. This practice, known as off-label marketing, is highly controversial because the claims made often lack rigorous scientific …read more