Posts Tagged 'department of justice'

J&J Talc Denials Now Focus of Criminal Probe

Johnson & Johnson talc denials now focus of criminal probeWhen it comes to denials of wrongdoing, few corporations come close to the vigor with which Johnson & Johnson officials have denied the presence of asbestos in their talc-based products. “Johnson & Johnson is committed to defending these cases based on the strong scientific evidence that talc does not cause cancer.” In another statement released after a jury awarded a plaintiff $300 million having found continue reading...

Teva Announces Department of Justice Investigation Into Potential False Claims Act Violations

In an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that the Department of Justice subpoenaed information relating to two of the company’s drugs. Copaxone, a drug to treat multiple sclerosis, is Teva’s top-selling drug. It is an injectable drug that the FDA approved for reducing the frequency of relapses, although there are claims that it may also reduce the progression of the disability. Azilect is used for the treatment ...

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