Ranbaxy Laboratories, FDA in Settlement Talks Over $1 Billion Fine

Published: May 05, 2011

Ranbaxy Laboratories and the US health regulator are reportedly negotiating a settlement to lift a ban on the sale of the drugs produced at two of the company's plants in India, which could involve payments and fines exceeding $1 billion.

A magazine report, quoting unnamed sources, said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Gurgaon-based company are negotiating to settle the issue that has been dragging on since 2008.

"... Federal prosecutors have been negotiating a criminal and civil settlement with the company (Ranbaxy) that could lead to fines and payments exceeding $1 billion," the Fortune report said, stating it "has learned from sources with knowledge of the negotiations".

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