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U.S. Seeks Records of 80,000 Novartis `Sham' Events for Doctors

  • Drugmaker says government has `exploded' scope of lawsuit
  • Whistle-blower case claims company wined and dined doctors

The U.S. is asking Novartis AG to provide records of about 80,000 “sham” events in which the government says doctors were wined and dined so they would prescribe the company’s cardiovascular drugs to their patients.

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