Accusations of Witness Intimidation in the Neurontin Trial
According to the American Laywer (law.com), Pfizer has been accused of using a private detectice and former CIA agent to intimidate Dr. David Franklin, well known as the whistleblower who initiated the Neurontin qui tam suit that, for many years, was the largest criminal and civil bust for off-label promotion (until Pfizer's marketing of Bextra and Lilly's of Zyprexa broke the Neurontin record).
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Once again, this is the sort of behavior, if it occurred, which is entirely outside the scope of FDA jurisdiction but relevant in civil suits. And thus another reason why even a utopian FDA would not cover delinquencies covered by civil liability, and thus why FDA preemption remains a bankrupt doctrine.