Ex-pharma whistleblower awarded $10 million after exposing his drug company for lying to doctors about lung cancer drug results

Two pharmaceutical companies will pay the government $67 million as part of a court settlement over allegations that they made misleading claims about the efficacy of one of its drug used to treat lung cancer.The drug makers are Genentech based in South San Francisco, which is now part of the Roche Group, as well as Farmingdale, New York-based OSI Pharmaceuticals, which is now a part of Astellas Pharma. They went to court after a former Genentech employee, Brian Shields, claimed the company misrepresented the effectiveness of Tarceva, a drug used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

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