Quality Control Violation Reports Prompt Drug Maker Mylan to Halt Production, Launch Probe

While Mylan has not publically acknowledged serious problems at its generic drug manufacturing facility, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has obtained internal reports alleging that employees at the Morgantown, W. Va. plant have violated government-mandated quality control procedures. According to the Post-Gazette, “… workers were routinely overriding computer-generated warnings about potential problems with medications… .”

Current Good Manufacturing Violations may render pharmaceuticals to be adulterated and may also be the basis of False Claims Act violations. In particular, falsification in CGMP record-keeping may be false records or statements that cause false claims for such adulterated pharmaceuticals to be submitted to Government payors.

Mylan is the world’s third largest generic drug company and the plant in Morgantown produces about 19 billion doses of medicine each year to treat diabetes, hypertension, depression, cancer, epilepsy and other conditions, according to the article.

It is unclear whether the multiple and serious FDA violations in the report resulted in tainted medications.

For the full article, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09207/986516-28.stm.

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