Life Science Compliance Update



Catching A Glimpse – A Unique Look at Sanofi MS Subpoena For Potential AKS Violations

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By Carolyn Greene, Esq.

In response to media reports of sensational drug prices, the DOJ has launched investigations into marketing practices, issuing subpoenas to many pharmaceutical companies. Sanofi reported that it was recently subpoenaed about its marketing practices as to two of its MS drugs, Lemtrada and Aubagio. In an unfortunate turn of events for Sanofi, someone leaked Sanofi’s Legal Hold notice written in response to the DOJ subpoena. The Legal Hold notice provides unique insight into the types of marketing practices that the DOJ is investigating, including strategies relating to patient charities, PAPs and other areas where healthcare providers receive some kind of remuneration.


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