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In a related issue, Risperdal sales practices resulted in a 2012 provisional settlement totaling $ billion.  The United States Department of Justice began investigating Risperdal sales practices in 2004, and in 2010 joined a whistleblowers suit alleging bribes paid to Omnicare , the largest company supplying pharmaceutical drugs to nursing homes.   The allegations include that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen were warned by the . Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to promote Risperdal as effective and safe for elderly patients when in fact it is associated with early death, but they did so; and that they in fact bribed Omnicare pharmacists tens of millions of dollars to promote the drug to care home physicians for this unapproved use. A settlement was provisionally agreed with Johnson & Johnson of around $ billion for this and related allegations, with Omnicare having already settled for around $100 million.  Former head of sales and president of Janssen, Alex Gorsky , who the Dept of Justice say “was actively involved” in the fraud, nevertheless become the new CEO of Johnson & Johnson in 2012.