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Ex-Novartis AG (NVS) Exec Found Not Guilty of Exaggerated Diovan Drug Results in Ad



3/17/2017 6:40:48 AM

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A former employee of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG’s Japanese unit has been found not guilty of exaggerating advertising claims for the blood pressure-lowering drug Diovan.

Besides clearing 66-year-old Nobuo Shirahashi on Thursday of violating a pharmaceutical affairs law that bans fraudulent and exaggerated advertising, the Tokyo District Court also found the Tokyo-based sales arm Novartis Pharma K.K. not guilty.

Read at Japan Times


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