GSK Says Boehringer Spreading Lies About Its Inhalers

By Hailey Konnath (November 13, 2019, 9:09 PM EST) -- Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline LLC on Tuesday accused rival Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. of spreading false and misleading information about GSK inhalers for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a suit filed in Pennsylvania federal court.

Boehringer Ingelheim is downplaying the effectiveness of GSK's Ellipta and Diskus inhalers while promoting its own inhaler to medical providers, GSK said in its complaint.

"[Boehringer Ingelheim's] message is belied by overwhelming critical evidence," GSK said. "Nevertheless, BI has refused to make any further changes to its marketing campaign and has continued to make false and misleading statements about GSK's products."

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