jueves, 19 de septiembre de 2013
CHINA: "Zorro" ataca Alcon...de Novartis.
Novartis it would investigate allegations published in a Chinese newspaper that its eye care unit Alcon bribed doctors.
The 21st Century Business Herald, citing a whistleblower called "Zorro", said that Alcon offered money to doctors in more than 200 Chinese hospitals to push sales of lens implants.
Alcon used a third party research company to conduct bogus trials on the lens, called patient experience surveys, and the doctors were then offered payments in the form of "research fees", the paper said.
"Alcon does not tolerate activities that are not in compliance with the laws and regulations in the markets where we operate," Novartis said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
"Upon learning of any allegations, the company launches an internal investigation. When any inappropriate activities are identified, we take swift remedial action." (Más)