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Entries in Novartis (16)

Friday
Apr282017

South Korea fines Novartis $48 million for doctor kickbacks

South Korea Thursday fined Swiss pharma Novartis $48.3 million for paying doctors kickbacks to prescribe the company's drugs.

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Thursday
Apr202017

Elizabeth David-Barrett: Pharmas and the repeated failure of anti-bribery compliance

Pharmaceuticals companies continue to fall foul of the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws, with a number of 2016 cases suggesting a vulnerability around marketing practices especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Why does a sector that is way ahead of the compliance game in so many ways keep getting caught out by anti-bribery laws?

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Wednesday
Jan042017

Compliance Alert: Speaker fees are often toxic

Last month Forest Labs paid $38 million to settle allegations it paid doctors speaker fees for sometimes phony events so they would prescribe its drugs. It was the latest in a string of "speaker fee" cases.

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Thursday
Aug112016

Compliance Alert: Gift-giving, rebates and kickbacks in South Korea

It is customary to send gifts and make cash donations in the regular course of business in South Korea. Exchanging gifts is a deeply rooted custom in Korean society, and this practice has historically been the source of various compliance issues for multinational companies operating in South Korea.

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Monday
Apr252016

Novartis: New criminal probe in Korea for using medical journals to pay doctors

Novartis AG said in a securities filing last week that Korean prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into allegations that "Novartis Korea utilized medical journals to provide inappropriate economic benefits to healthcare professionals."

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Wednesday
Mar232016

Novartis pays $25 million to SEC to resolve China FCPA offenses

Pharma giant Novartis AG agreed Wednesday to pay $25 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when two China-based subsidiaries bribed doctors and others to prescribe its drugs. 

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Thursday
Oct162014

Novartis employee pleads guilty in Poland bribe case

An executive at Swiss pharma Novartis pleaded guilty in a bribery prosecution in Poland, the company has confirmed.

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Wednesday
Dec182013

GSK will stop paying doctors for promotional speeches

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will not be paying doctors to promote its pharmaceutical products through speeches following a corruption scandal in China that was disclosed earlier this year. It will also not make its sales force have individual sales targets any longer.

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Wednesday
Dec112013

Job: QA Compliance Analyst, Novartis

Job Title: QA Compliance Analyst

Employer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

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Friday
Oct182013

Job: Deputy Compliance Officer

Job Title:  Deputy Compliance Officer

Employer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Location: East Hanover, New Jersey

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Monday
Sep162013

Job: Director, Global Integrity & Compliance

Job Title: Director, Global Integrity & Compliance

Employer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

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Wednesday
Sep042013

Bribery part of GSK business plan, China police say

Image courtesy of GlaxoSmithKlineA police investigation in China has found that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's alleged bribery of doctors ‘was coordinated by the British company and was not the work of individual employees,’ according to a report Tuesday by Reuters.

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