Genentech admitted that it aggressively marketed Protropin
for the treatment of burns, childhood obesity and kidney disorders, even though the FDA had only approved it for the long-term treatment of children with growth hormone deficiency.
Tim's industry experience includes senior positions at Merck, Genentech, Boehringer Mannheim, ILEX Oncology and DirectGene playing key roles in the commercialization of many products including: Merck's HEPTAVAX-B, RECOMBIVAX-B, NOROXIN, MEFOXIN and PRIMAXIN; Genentech's PROTROPIN
and ACTIVASE; Boehringer Mannheim's ANEXSIA; and, ILEX's CAMPATH.
Some of the more recent medications provide more effective therapeutic interventions where previously few had existed, such as the protease inhibitors for AIDS, the human growth hormone Protropin
, and Viagra for erectile dysfuntion.
the San Francisco-based biotech and pharmaceutical company, pied guilty to marketing to doctors one of its most lucrative prescription drugs, Protropin
, for uses which had not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Justice Department said that Genentech will admit that from 1985 to 1994 it aggressively marketed the synthetic hormone Protropin
for treating burns and a kidney disorder, even though those uses were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.