Navigation Links
Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

>
Jazz agreed to cooperate with the governments continuing criminal investigation, and will never promote the drug for uses other than those approved by the FDA.

Because of its risks, Xyrem can be distributed only under strict rules. The narcolepsy market in the United States is small, estimated at only 120,000 patients, and sales of Xyrem totaled just $29 million in 2006.

It is vital to public health and safety that pharmaceutical companies are deterred from improperly marketing their drugs to doctors and patients, said Peter D. Keisler, assistant attorney general, in a statement announcing the settlement.

Last year, prosecutors charged Dr. Peter Gleason, a Maryland psychiatrist, with improperly promoting Xyrem on Jazzs behalf. The indictment has raised questions about free-speech issues and the governments right to regulate the practice of medicine.

Dr. Gleason is fighting the charges. A trial has not been set yet.

The investigation began after Shelley Lauterbach, a former saleswoman for Orphan, filed a whistle-blower lawsuit in 2005 in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.

Lauterbach, who will share part of the $20 million settlement, said she was pleased that Jazz had agreed to plead guilty. Her portion of the settlement has not been determined.

Several other Bay Area biotech companies have also come under federal scrutiny recently for their drug marketing practices.

In October, InterMune of Brisbane agreed to pay $36.9 million to settle federal charges it engaged in off-label marketing of Actimmune.

Although the FDA had approved Actimmune for treating a bone disorder and a condition that makes people prone to infections, InterMune was accused of improperly promoting it to treat a fatal lung disease.

Scios of Mountain View, a division of Johnson & Johnson, has acknowledged that the U.S. attorney in San Francisco i
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Clampdown On Fake Drugs Manufacturers In India – New Bill Enacte
2. Drugs Manufacturers Capitalizing On The Surge In Demand For Bone Health Care
3. German Manufacturers Find a Solution for DVT
4. Singapore Manufacturer to Bring Ethnic Foods to the World
5. Manufacturer of birth control patch runs into rough ‘patches
6. Manufacturers of Infant Formula Milk Asked to Do Away With Exaggerated Nutritional Claims
7. FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination
8. US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits
9. US FDA Wants Vitamin Manufacturers to Test All Ingredients
10. China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms
11. Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/20/2014)... My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ) ... The new module enables easy administration and routing of ... care. , This application allows users such as Therapists ... a to-do item to a specific client, categorize tasks ... reoccurring reminders for follow-ups. It's designed to enable ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized ... latest information from the FDA on Sit and Slim ... 10 not to purchase or use Sit and Slim II ... Slim II is promoted as weight loss product on various ... from the market in 2010 for safety reasons, can significantly ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Rockynol Retirement Community broke ... 14. The $11 million project will include the latest ... kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. , “We are ... class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, Rockynol Executive ... quality of care and this investment is proof of ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... platform, dGH assays are the only imaging assays ... data in a single test.  With these three ... in their ability to detect the widest range ... chromosomal translocations—mutations usually missed by other genomic tools, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Final Cut Pro X Plugin developers from Pixel Film ... FCPX filmmakers . , “Fun, cool, and simple are ... Says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “It has ... comes with all the tools needed for a full ... added style, a title screen for an introduction, two lower ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 3Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2
... the 12 Million Americans With Food Allergy, FAIRFAX, ... (FAAN) will sponsor an educational briefing on Capitol,Hill to ... honor of,the 11th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week, May ... the challenges of food allergy,through five steps aimed at ...
... Va., May 8 Pending cuts to the,Medicare ... of,physical therapists to serve the rehabilitation needs of ... costs while decreasing quality of,care, according to the ... Section., In testimony May 8 before a ...
... gruesome,discovery of aborted babies in a dumpster behind Dr. ... a Pro-Life Society,discovered the mutilated bodies of aborted babies ... owned by Dr. Reginald Sharpe., "It is indeed ... that we,must stop and take time to grieve the ...
... Tenn., May 8 TeamHealth Inc.,s parent,company, Team ... the,first quarter ended March 31, 2008., The ... anesthesia,management services business line and substantially completed the ... of 2007. As a result, in,accordance with relevant ...
... Care Conference on May 13 - ... on May 14 -, SAN DIEGO, May 8 Gen-Probe Incorporated,(Nasdaq: ... Bank of,America 2008 Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 13, ... the Baird,Growth Stock Conference in Chicago on May 14, 2008 at approximately ...
... increased odds of heart attack, death, study finds , , THURSDAY, ... doctor can hear when passing a stethoscope over a main ... heart attack and death from heart disease and stroke, a ... bruit (pronounced brew-ee) -- is caused by turbulent blood flow ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Five Steps Forward for Food Allergy 2Health News:Medicare Fee Cuts Could Devastate Rehabilitation Services, Physical Therapists Warn Congress 2Health News:Medicare Fee Cuts Could Devastate Rehabilitation Services, Physical Therapists Warn Congress 3Health News:Medicare Fee Cuts Could Devastate Rehabilitation Services, Physical Therapists Warn Congress 4Health News:ALL: More Dead Babies Found in Michigan Dumpsters 2Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 3Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 4Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 5Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 6Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 7Health News:Gen-Probe to Webcast Two Upcoming Investor Presentations 2Health News:Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... ALBANY, N.Y. , Oct. 20, 2014 ... pharmaceutical outsourcing facility in Albany, NY ... and trials. The company meets and/or exceeds the FDA ... 210 and 21 CFR Part 211. ... provide the highest levels of quality assurance and quality ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... -- CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) ... 2014 financial results on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, after ... announcement, members of the management team will host a ... a general corporate update at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 ... as follows: Wednesday, October 29 1:30 ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Training market researchers to spot ... factor in today,s highly competitive global marketplace. As ... that effectively and efficiently produce high performing analysts, ... Effective training programs can help ... from internal clients by developing analysts who can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2Effective Training Programs for Market Research Groups can Boost Overall Organizational Success 2
... , MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 1 ... company specializing in clinical study management systems, today ... technology solution, has been certified by the Clinical ... the Operational Data Model (ODM) standard. This ...
... , CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and TOKYO, Dec. 1 Galenea ... further extension of their research and development collaboration through ... to seven years and brings the total committed funding ... working together since January 2005 with the goal of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MedNet Solutions' ENLIGHTEN Receives CDISC ODM Certification 2Galenea and Otsuka Announce Second Extension to Schizophrenia Research Collaboration 2Galenea and Otsuka Announce Second Extension to Schizophrenia Research Collaboration 3
... Re-insulation capabilities that extend the life ... that bring them back to life, expertise ... Instrument trademark. Our maintenance capabilities always help ... , Economical and fast, not only do ...
Inquire...
... your camera upon arrival.,Our technician then makes note ... with a thorough customer quote. We respect that ... so well help you prioritize repairs. With customer ... , ISI uses only OEM or widely approved ...
... an ISI technician carefully inspects your ... and all problems, and provides you ... respect that you may be working ... help you prioritize repairs. With customer ...
Medicine Products: