Novartis AG Saleswoman Claims She Was Told to Bribe Doctors

Published: Aug 15, 2013

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Swiss drug giant Novartis is alleged to have offered bribes to doctors in some Chinese hospitals to drive sales for one of its oncology medicines.

A sales representative who used to work for Novartis claimed she was ordered by her manager to secure 650,000 yuan (US$104,839) of sales of Novartis' Sandostatin LAR by providing 50,000 yuan of "funds" to doctors, the 21st Century Business Herald reported yesterday.

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