Novartis sued by U.S. states over alleged kickbacks to pharmacy firm

January 8, 2014 11:51 PM

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Novartis sued by U.S. states over alleged kickbacks to pharmacy firm

(Reuters) - U.S. states have sued Novartis over accusations the Swiss drugmaker paid kickbacks to a New York pharmacy company to promote its Exjade drug to treat excessive iron in the blood, the New York Attorney General said.

The complaint, unsealed on Wednesday, says Novartis paid New York-based specialty pharmacy company BioScrip to keep patients on Exjade at a time when the Swiss company feared patients were discontinuing its use because of harmful side effects.

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