Pharmacology expert witnesses may opine on generic drugs, patented drugs, pharmaceutical companies, pharmaceutical medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry. Not commonly known is the fact that 40% of prescription drugs used in the US are manufactured outside the US. News this week revealed unsavory business practices by the drug company Ranbaxy in India. Ranbaxy chemical engineer Dinesh Thakur became a whistleblower and exposed that Ranbaxy drugs were made improperly. Ranbaxy was ordered to pay $500 million in fines and settlements.
FDA news release, Sept. 16, 2013: FDA prohibits manufacture of FDA-regulated drugs from Ranbaxy’s Mohali, India, plant and issues import alert.
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