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The Rise and Fall of Provigil - Part II

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"Cephalon continued its illegal promotional activities after January 2002, when the FDA specifically directed the company to stop promoting Provigil for off-label uses," it states. For instance, in November 2002, a Cephalon manager accompanying a sales representative on calls to physicians, told the sales person: "Your best call of the day was with Dr. [a psychiatrist] ... Informing the physician of the transition that we have made with Provigil from narcolepsy to the variety of areas in which it is currently being used was also effective."

"Cephalon had its sales representatives call on doctors who would not normally

prescribe the defendant's drugs in the course of the doctors' practice," DOJ states. In fact, during a February 15, 2007 program, ABC's "20/20," revealed a copy of a sales report that showed allergists, internists, pediatricians and even dentists were prescribing Provigil off-label to people with depression, MS, hyperactivity and cancer.

Celaphon marketed directly to psychiatrists after concluding that they respond to a "lower threshold of scientific proof" than other doctors. "In other words, Cephalon targeted physicians that would least object to their promoting Provigil for uses with little clinical support," says a September 29, 2008 press release by Connecticut's attorney general.

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