"a lot of the people who work for the company who haven't engaged in criminal activity would get hurt"
There are ways to punish Pfizer (and other big Pharma companies) that would actually be better for the economy, healthcare & patients:
- prosecute executives who knew or should have known what was going on and have them debarred
- debar any person directly involved in this fraud or other overtly non compliant activity
- force the break up of these huge companies into smaller/mid-sized companies who can't use they "we're too big to fail" and/or patients will be hurt if the company is debarred excuse
- this will benefit patients/consumers and the economy by forcing more competition in drug development, more competitive pricing and employ more people to do the work