J&J files lawsuit against several pharmacies and distributors over counterfeit HIV medication
Johnson & Johnson is on the attack against distributors and pharmacies that have allegedly sold counterfeit HIV medication being advertised as their product.
The case, which was filed in the Eastern District of New York earlier this month, is against four entities including Safe Chain Solutions, LLC, ProPharma Distribution LLC, Scripts Wholesale Inc. and I Care Pharmacy 14, Inc.
J&J alleges that they received a series of complaints from patients who found that their prescribed bottles of Symtuza, which is used to treat HIV, contained the wrong pills inside the bottles, and that there were different drugs instead. An investigation conducted by Janssen claimed that these bottles were counterfeits, as the process controls at its packaging plant make it impossible for genuine Symtuza bottles to contain anything but Symtuza pills.
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