July 2nd, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Monday's live events

The race to the presidency now turns toward the general election in November.  CNN.com Live is your home for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Department of Justice briefing - U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole will hold a briefing with reporters.  Details of the briefing have not been released, but reporters are expected to ask about the "Fast and Furious" controversy.

11:00 am ET - Airbus announcement - Airbus is expected to unveil plans to invest in a manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Mary

    The Department of Justice announced the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history. GlaxoSmithKline agreed to plead guilty and pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil liability cases regarding two of their drugs.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Government officials say it's the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history.

    Prosecutors say GSK encouraged use of Paxil for children although it was not approved for anyone under 18. The company also promoted Wellbutrin for uses besides major depressive disorder, its only approved use. They say that between 2001 and 2007 GSK failed to report on two studies of the cardiovascular safety of Avandia, a diabetes drug.

    Of the penalties, $1 billion covers criminal fines and forfeitures and $2 billion is for civil settlements with the federal and state governments.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning @ Mary & thanks for sharing this news.
    Big Pharma for you, one of the things wrong with our Health Care system.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Good morning to you to saywhat. Sorry I can't chat I just got done with lunch but will check back. 🙂

    July 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Btw , this new program to date has collected 10.2 BILLION in heath care fraud. ttl

    July 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    They marketed Wellbutrin under another name, the name escapes me now, for use with smoking cessation.
    My bestie if FL took it... she never did quit smoking...
    Darn it, what was the name? Anyone?

    July 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anyone


    July 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Thank you, Anyone, lol...

      In other news, in I'll, a law went into effect today prohibiting vomiting in cabs.
      If you do, it'll cost you $50.

      July 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      bread? toast? water? ice cubes?
      wellbutrin is wellbutrin...lol

      July 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      COMPLETELY missing the point...Wonder bread...Hostess bread...same product, different marketing strategies...

      July 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wasp

      Rombert Rabbit just likes to be contradictory, lol...just lahkes ta argue...

      July 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      not missing the point...salt is salt babey...brand name is a marketing strategy for fools...

      July 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Dumb auto-correct.
    S/B Illinois.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Miss Kitty

    oooh, deputy eric holden...my hero!

    July 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lol @ Rascal, those *fools* have made tons of money with their strategy! Guess that makes the american public the fools dont it?

    July 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wasp

    You didn't know that, and ya knoes it...pretendin ya did, lmao to you...brand name for dummies...right, Miss Skitty Kitty...lmfao at miss ter contrario ashillous...

    July 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Hopefully now they will go after these other drug companies that failed to disclose all the facts! Could bring down that deficit. Plus some of that money could pay back Social Security thats been paid out for children w/disabilities due to faulty meds.

    July 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO © sleeping with an elephant

    I used to work with somebody who puked in a cab at Pittcon once. So much for scientific geniuses being sophisticated people.

    July 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Whatever, RR.
    One of the reasons the drug companies ARE in such big trouble is because of the Zyban/Welbutrin duo prescribing...
    Here you go.
    Insert snarky comment here:___________________________.

    July 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • drugs drugs drugs

      I can't. The space is not editable.

      July 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      stop callin mie snarky, sharky...thank you drugs drugs drugs

      lol...btw, y'all got anthing for this pain inmyass??? (snarky request granted)

      the problem may be with the fda and its decision panel...it appears to be political influenced by other factors than drug studies

      July 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |