Johnson & Johnson fined in France for smearing rivals

Malina McLennan

03 January 2018

Johnson & Johnson fined in France for smearing rivals

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France’s competition enforcer has fined Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen-Cilag €25 million after finding the company delayed the availability of low-cost generic versions of one of its painkillers, through both pressure on pharmaceutical regulators and a disparaging and misleading marketing campaign.