Ranbaxy Laboratories used ‘fraudulent’ data to get US Food and Drug Administration’s nod to sell its generic drugs, according to whistleblower Dinesh Thakur, who has also accused the drug-maker of faking test results.
In a interview to ‘CBS News’, he said: “The data is important because the FDA or other agencies globally look at that information to give you marketing authorisation to sell the drug.”
An ex-employee of the company, Thakur, who was tasked with investigations of alleged malpractices in the Ranbaxy, further said: “We started getting the files, and, lo and behold, we find that none of that exists in the first place. . . It means that we’ve gotten approvals from the FDA to sell drugs that were based on no data, or data that was fraudulent.”