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FDA closes Eprex investigation

Executive Summary

FDA closes investigation of J&J's Manati, Puerto Rico facility, without any findings, J&J says. The investigation was prompted by a "whistleblower" suit in which a former employee alleged the company pressured him to falsify documents relating to the manufacture of Eprex (epoetin alfa), marketed in U.S. as Procrit (1"The Pink Sheet" July 22, 2002, p. 11). The suit was dismissed by San Juan Federal District Court in June at plaintiff's request, J&J says. The dismissal precludes the employee from bringing claims again...

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