fter five years of sparring, Allergan has agreed to pay $4 million to settle claims by several former female sales reps who accused the company of a wide variety of discriminatory practices. These included inequitable pay and promotions, harassment, and hostility toward pregnant employees.

The proposed settlement, which must still be approved by a federal court judge, is the latest in a string of agreements to resolve such accusations against several drug makers over the past decade. In each case, female employees described egregious and gratuitous conduct that allegedly permeated the companies.

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