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Indian generics manufacturer Ranbaxy agrees to pay $500m to settle US fraud and drug safety charges

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 30 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3536
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

Generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy has agreed to pay a fine of $500m (£330m; €385m) to settle US government charges of fraud at two of its Indian factories, which came to light eight years ago. The fine is the largest ever in US history to be paid by a generic manufacturer over drug safety.

Ranbaxy USA, a subsidiary of Indian generic pharmaceutical manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories, will pay a criminal fine and forfeiture of $150m, plus $350m to settle civil claims brought by the federal government and all 50 US states.

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