Johnson & Johnson denies ex-employee claims of data falsification:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Johnson & Johnson has rejected claims by a former employee at the company's Ortho Biologics site in Puerto Rico, which maintain he was directed to falsify data to cover up manufacturing lapses during 1996-1998. The site manufactures the drug, Eprex, which boosts the production of red blood cells and which has been linked to cases of serious illnesses. The US FDA is investigating the claim filed by the former employee, whose employment was terminated by J&J in 1999. The company says its own investigation found no corroboration of the allegations.