• Kyodo


Tokyo prosecutors charged Novartis Pharma K.K. and a former employee Tuesday with causing a medical research team to release data manipulated in favor of the firm’s drug for treating high blood pressure in 2011.

The prosecutors also issued a fresh arrest warrant for the former employee at the Japanese unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG on suspicion of causing the team to publicize false data again in 2012.

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