GSK Planned Off-Label Pitch At Every OB-GYN, Families Say
By Alison Noon (June 27, 2018, 10:15 PM EDT) -- "Bombshell" depositions have allegedly revealed GlaxoSmithKline employed — but later fired — a small team of specialists to secure hedge fund money and deploy pharmaceutical sales representatives to ask every OB-GYN in the country to prescribe an anti-nausea drug off-label, attorneys for hundreds of families suing the company told a Massachusetts federal judge Wednesday.
The families were allowed to extend a Friday discovery deadline to pursue more information on what two former product managers allegedly described as a plan in the mid-2000s to get 33,000 doctors to consider prescribing the antiemetic Zofran to pregnant women who did not need the drug...
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