Iraq war victims allege pharmaceutical companies' bribery led to U.S. Troop deaths. The families of dozens of U.S. Troops killed or injured during the war in Iraq filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against several U.S. And European pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, alleging that the corporations knowingly financed the anti-American militia Mahdi Army through bribes and kickbacks to officials at a government ministry controlled by the group. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against some of the biggest names in the industry - including GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Roche - claims that the companies regularly paid kickbacks to officials in Iraq's Ministry of Health through their local agents. Representatives from companies named in the lawsuit did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Ref. USAToday.