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ix years after an embarrassing episode came to light, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has agreed to pay a $5 million fine for knowingly distributing medicines in blister packs that were not child resistant as required by federal law.

In disclosing the settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice noted that packaging engineers at the company’s subsidiary in New Jersey prepared a report in 2011 detailing how child-resistant blister packs for several medicines did not meet federal standards. Despite being urged by its own employees to test the packaging, the company shipped the generic medicines anyway, according to court documents.

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