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Resource ID: #1322
Subject: Health Care
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
Affiliation: 
Date: Aug. 2, 1989

Description

Wall Street Journal details how a Vitarine Pharmaceuticals employee cracked open capsules of another company's blood-pressure drug, had the contents tested, and sent along the results to the FDA as if it were Vitarine's own new drug; finds Vitarine made millions of dollars after the FDA gave approval, although the FDA eventually discovered the con; finds the FDA has trouble uncovering all the drug switches attempted by generic drug companies.

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