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Affymax, Inc. (AFFY) Message Board

  • foggiafc foggiafc Apr 16, 2013 8:08 PM Flag

    Amgen pays 25m to settle kickback allegations....

    to long term care pharmacy providers to entice them to use it's aranesp anemia drug instead of rivals. Makes you wonder about the O thing now.

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    • Good finding I don't believe in conspiracy theory but it's definitely something to keep in mind. Well, they (Takeda and Affy team) will be looking at manufacturing defect also.I am sure they already know something about this O problem but cannot say much at this time. Why would Takeda sign a new deal taking O. in exchange for royalties?

    • "We will continue to pursue pharmaceutical companies that pay kickbacks to long-term care pharmacy providers to influence drug-prescribing decisions," Stuart Delery, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Division, said in a statement.

      "Patients in skilled nursing facilities deserve care that is free of improper financial influences," he added.

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