France fines Sanofi for bad-mouthing generics

05/14/2013 | Bloomberg

France's antitrust regulator fined drugmaker Sanofi $52.8 million for casting doubt with doctors and pharmacists about the safety and efficacy of generic versions of the blood-thinner Plavix. Regulators say Sanofi urged doctors to require prescriptions for the branded drug be dispensed as written and tried to persuade pharmacists to use Sanofi's generic version instead of others.

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