Doctor sues company over unethical marketing

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1234
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Dr David Franklin, a former employee of the Warner- Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that its sales representatives encouraged doctors to prescribe gabapentin (Neurontin) for unapproved uses.

    Gabapentin was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994 for the treatment of epilepsy, including elementary partial seizures and complex partial seizures …

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