In unrelated-to-misbranding news, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. agreed to pay more than $29 million in connection with charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it made improper payments to officials in Russia, Brazil, China and Poland in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). According to the SEC complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Eli Lilly subsidiaries made the illegal payments, including bribes, improper gifts and cash payments to government-employed physicians, to win millions of dollars of overseas business.