Dublin-based drug maker faces US probe

Democratic senator claims Alkermes 'aggressively marketed' opioid addiction treatment

8th November, 2017
California Democratic Party senator Kamala Harris. Pic: Getty

Senator Kamala Harris said the company “aggressively marketed” its medication, Vivitrol, convincing judges and prison officials to use it rather than more proven addiction-treatment drugs. The California senator said Alkermes spent hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying policy makers to receive federal funding for its treatment.

“Recent reports have revealed that Alkermes attempted to increase sales of its own product while contributing to misconceptions about other medications used in the fight to combat...

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