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Eli Lilly Says "Deeply Concerned" by Bribery Allegations in China

Bribery

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  • A former senior manager for Eli Lilly in China alleges bribes of $4.9 million were given out from 2011 to 2012 to ‘persuade’ doctors to prescribe Eli Lilly products
  • Chinese authorities are investigating drug company Sanofi following allegations that more than 500 doctors were bribed to prescribe their medications
  • Another Chinese whistleblower claimed that Novartis ordered her to bribe doctors in order to increase sales of their cancer drug
  • Allegations have been made in China that GlaxoSmithKline also paid kickbacks to doctors, hospitals and government officials, using travel agencies as middlemen to carry out the illegal acts
  • China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is also currently investigating 60 foreign and domestic drug companies over potentially illegal pricing practices

By Dr. Mercola

Millions of people around the world put their health and their very lives in the hands of drug companies, depending on their products to fight disease and stay well.


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