Justice Department Issues Subpoenas to Merck Over Drug Marketing
The Justice Department has issued a subpoena to Merck & Co. to investigate the marketing of three drugs, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The DOJ is seeking information about the marketing and selling activities for Temodar, PegIntron and IntronA from 2004-present. The drugs were marketed by Schering-Plough for most of that time — a company Merck acquired in 2009.
Temodar sales totaled $481 million for the first six months of 2011. PegIntron generated $319 million and Intron A had $96 million in sales in that time, according to the report.
Merck said it is cooperating with the probe but could not provide further comment.
Read the Wall Street Journal report on Merck.
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