Doc Admits Letting Aegerion See Patient Data, Target Teens

By Alison Noon (February 28, 2018, 6:00 PM EST) -- A pediatric cardiologist helped Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. target dozens of his teenage patients with heart conditions for an expensive medication approved only to treat an ultra-rare disease that none of them had, the doctor admitted in Massachusetts federal court on Wednesday.

Eduardo Montana pled guilty to sharing electronic medical records in 2013 without patient knowledge or consent. The head of two children's cardiovascular offices in Georgia at the time, Montana said he gave Aegerion representatives patient names, dates of birth, diagnoses and other private information to find potential buyers for Juxtapid, a cholesterol drug that cost at least $250,000 annually....

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