In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have faced criminal investigations and charges in regard to alleged off-label marketing of prescription drugs and kickbacks to doctors. For this reason, the filing last month of two...more
Swiss drug maker Novartis has been sued by a U.S. Attorney for allegedly paying kickbacks to pharmacies that converted thousands of patients to one of its drugs. The civil fraud suit accuses the company of disguising the...more
In a landmark judgment delivered on April 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by Novartis AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical giant, to win patent protection in India for its cancer drug Glivec. The polarizing...more
Originally published in WP Thompson & Co. on April 1, 2013.
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Apotex, Inc. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. et al.; Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH et al. v. Rea; Janssen Products, L.P. et al. v. Hetero Drugs, Ltd. et al.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals...more
There are many reasons that a company will decide that it needs to initiate a recall of one or more of its products. Some situations involve products that, even if they are used properly, present an unreasonable level of...more
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