Novartis Japan Admits Concealing Drug Side Effects!

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  • Novartis Japan admits concealing drug side effects! 
    by AFP, 
    TOKYO: The Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis has admitted it did not report more than 2,500 cases of serious side effects in patients using its leukaemia and other cancer drugs, reportedly including some fatalities.

    The revelations, which marked the latest in a string of scandals at the company’s Japanese subsidiary, come after local authorities slapped the firm on the wrist, saying it had to clean up its operations.

    On Friday, Novartis issued a statement saying it had failed to report to regulators at least 2,579 cases where patients had suffered serious potential side effects from its drugs. Japan’s Jiji Press news agency said they included some fatal cases, without specifying a figure.

    The unit declined to comment on Monday, referring questions to its Swiss headquarters. Japanese media said the number of cases involved could…

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