Two more AstraZeneca employees questioned in China

LONDON Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:28am EDT

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LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese police have questioned two more AstraZeneca employees in Shanghai, after a sales representative was taken away for questioning earlier, the British drug maker said on Tuesday.

The two individuals are line managers of the sales representative who was detained on Friday, a spokeswoman for the company said. One of the managers is continuing to help the Shanghai Public Security Bureau with their inquiries.

The spokeswoman said the company had no reason to think that the police inquiries were connected to any wider investigation.

AstraZeneca previously described the questioning of its sales representative as a local police matter that did not appear to be directly linked to allegations of corruption made against GlaxoSmithKline.

(Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

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MikeFrett wrote:
Corrupt Pharmaceutical companies…you see their ‘people’ all the time if you’ve ever been in a Doctors office. Why do you think you have to wait so long?. You can attribute your wait to these ‘Drug Pimps’ coercing your Doctor to prescribe (Beta test) their latest Drugs on you in exchange for monetary Kick-backs.

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