FDA eyes criminal charge against execs for off-label marketing

10/14/2010 | Bloomberg

The FDA is considering bringing a misdemeanor charge against executives of pharmaceutical companies that promote treatments for off-label use, said Eric Blumberg, the agency's deputy chief for litigation. "Unless the government shows more resolve to criminally charge individuals at all levels in the company, we cannot expect to make progress in deterring off-label promotion," Blumberg said.

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