Novartis Improperly Withholding Docs, Whistleblower Says

Law360, New York (February 18, 2015, 1:23 PM EST) -- A whistleblower on Wednesday asked a New York federal court to order his former employer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., to turn over its privilege log and produce documents he said were improperly withheld during discovery in a suit alleging the company paid kickbacks to pharmacies for pushing its products.

According to former employee David Kester’s memo, Novartis wrongfully redacted and withheld relevant documents during discovery on iron reduction drug Exjade and organ transplant drug Myfortic, citing privilege and “nonresponsiveness” in the government-intervened suit.

Kester asked the court to conduct an in-camera review of the questionably redacted documents and to order their reproduction, as...

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November 14, 2011

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