September 8, 2017 / 11:26 PM / 3 months ago

8th Circuit revives whistleblower claims over Baycol marketing

A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit accusing Bayer Healthcare of fraudulently inducing the U.S. Defense Department to buy the cholesterol-fighting drug Baycol by overstating its effectiveness and downplaying the risk that it could cause muscle damage.

A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the dismissal of former Bayer employee Laurie Simpson’s lawsuit, saying a federal judge in Minnesota applied the wrong standard in determining whether she was the “original source” of the information as required by the False Claims Act.

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