LA City Attorney Investigates Drugmaker Over Aggressive Marketing Tactics
A CNN investigation on Avanir revealed inappropriate and potentially fraudulent use of the medication Nuedexta.
City Of Los Angeles Opens Investigation Into Drugmaker Following CNN Report
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has launched an investigation into California-based drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a CNN report into its aggressive targeting of nursing home residents with a drug called Nuedexta that may be unnecessary or unsafe for this population. Feuer confirmed the investigation to CNN, saying that his office is seeking information and tips from the public to help determine whether state or federal laws have been broken in the sale, marketing or prescribing of Nuedexta. (Ellis and Hicken, 10/19)