Novartis says South Korea employees gave kickbacks, confirms indictment

Reuters, 11 August 2016
Author: John Miller
“Novartis employees in South Korea gave kickbacks to doctors including paying for their travel abroad, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday as it faces scrutiny over illegal practices to boost sales. The Basel-based company confirmed media reports that six current or former employees had been indicted by the Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office. Novartis has faced numerous probes across the globe where authorities or whistleblowers accuse it of bribing doctors to boost sales of pharmaceuticals products.”
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