Thursday, August 20, 2009

Off-Label Promotion Criminal Trial Begins

A year and a half ago, we raised an eyebrow when the government chose to indict the CEO of a drug company (InterMune) for allegedly illegal off-label promotion of the company's drug. (We discussed the follow-on class action by purchasers of the drug here.)

The main event started in San Francisco on Tuesday. For coverage of the opening statements in the criminal trial against the former CEO, Scott Harkonen, see the AmLaw Daily here and The Recorder here (subscription required).

2 comments:

california lemon law lawyer said...

I think allegedly illegal off-label promotion of the company's drug is a big criminal offense. I am looking forward to the case how it will handle by the government.

Jenifer said...

Thanks for this post... It's both discouraging and inspiring for those of us who continue to hang in there despite the odds.
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