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A day in the life of misleading drug promotions by pharma

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These were all in the news yesterday.

• FDA warns Novartis about two websites that the FDA says “are concerning from a public health perspective because they promote Gleevec for an unapproved use, fail to disclose the risks associated with the use of Gleevec, and make unsubstantiated dosing claims about this medication that can put patients at higher risk of experiencing serious adverse events.”

• U.S. regulators have warned Roche Holding AG unit Genentech and Shire Plc about misleading promotions for cancer and bowel drugs.

• Novartis AG will pay $72.5 million to settle U.S. Justice Department allegations it submitted false claims for off-label uses of a cystic-fibrosis drug.

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