Navigation Links
UCB, Inc. Resolves Investigation of Past Keppra® Marketing and Promotional Activities

ATLANTA, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, Inc. today announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve a previously disclosed government investigation into the marketing and promotion of Keppra®, an anti-epileptic prescription medicine. As previously reported, the issues that were the subject of this investigation occurred more than six years ago, and as recognized by the DOJ, UCB has cooperated fully with the United States since learning of the investigation in 2008.

Under the agreement, UCB pled guilty to a single misdemeanor violation and agreed to pay USD 8.6 million under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.  UCB also entered into a separate civil settlement agreement and will pay USD 25.8 million plus modest interest to the United States and State Medicaid programs to resolve allegations relating to the False Claims Act. As with many other pharmaceutical settlements, UCB also agreed to enter into a five-year corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This CIA builds upon and requires the maintenance of UCB's existing compliance program. The commitments in the CIA are also consistent with UCB's previously stated commitment to comply with the laws and regulations that govern the pharmaceutical industry as evidenced last year by the company's voluntary public certification to adhere to PhRMA's Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals.

"UCB takes compliance with all applicable laws, policies, and procedures very seriously and remains committed to the highest standards of corporate conduct," said Greg Duncan, UCB's President for North American Operations. "We have worked diligently over the years to enhance our compliance program and we continue to evolve our compliance efforts to meet the changing demands of the regulatory environment in which we operate. We are pleased to have resolved this matter and look forward to continuing to work with the many organizations with whom we partner to advance our mission of transforming the lives of people living with severe diseases."

About UCB, Inc.
UCB Inc., is a Delaware corporation. Its parent company, UCB S.A., is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative medicines with a focus on the fields of central nervous system and immunology disorders. Employing approximately 8,500 people in more than 40 countries, UCB generated revenue of EUR 3.2 billion in 2010. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

Forward looking statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current plans, estimates and beliefs of management. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those that may be implied by such forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Important factors that could result in such differences include: changes in general economic, business and competitive conditions, effects of future judicial decisions, changes in regulation, exchange rate fluctuations and hiring and retention of its employees.

For further information
Kristie Madara, U.S. Corporate Communications
(770) 970-8726,

Nancy Nackaerts, Global External Communications
+32 473 86 44 14,

Antje Witte, Investor Relations
+32 2 559 94 14,

Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Resolves Investigation of Past TOPAMAX(R) Marketing and Promotional Activities
2. Amgen Resolves EPO Patent Dispute With Roche
3. New Study Reports That Physical Therapy Treatment Resolves Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence in Women
4. Morphotek, Inc. Announces That Two Investigational Drugs Have Received Orphan Drug Designations
5. Bayers Investigational Compound Radium-223 Chloride Met its Primary Endpoint of Significantly Improving Overall Survival in a Phase III Trial in Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bone
6. Boehringer Ingelheim to present new data at ASCO annual meeting regarding its investigational compound afatinib in EGFR-mutation positive patients with advanced NSCLC
7. Bayer to Present Data on Investigational Oncology Compounds at 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
8. FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for Nektars Investigational Drug, NKTR-102, for Treatment of Women with Ovarian Cancer
9. Amylin to Present Data Showing Investigational Metreleptin Treatment Led to Long-Term Improvements in Diabetes and Lipid Control in Patients with Lipodystrophy
10. Investigational Drug May Reduce Involuntary Movements in People With Parkinsons Disease
11. Update on Phase II/III Clinical Trial of Investigational Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine, V710
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy of ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to ... entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move ... of new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions ... appear on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution ... the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these ... disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by ... to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from ... the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and ... their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took ... the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):