Tag Archives: Novartis

Did Novartis hand out kickbacks or host educational dinners? A jury may decide

Kickbacks, $ 10,000 dinners and Hooters. Details that sound pulled from an episode of Billions are key accusations in a federal lawsuit against Swiss drugmaker Novartis that could face a jury trial after a district judge’s order Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Gardephe refused Novartis’ request for summary judgment in an 8-year-old lawsuit accusing… Read More »

Novartis puts AI on the job to help reps say the right things to the right doctors

SAN FRANCISCO—Artificial intelligence is a big buzzword in R&D right now, but at Novartis, it’s hard at work in the sales department, too. Amid far more meetings with digital companies at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this year, Novartis’ pharma CEO Paul Hudson said he expects 2019 to be the “beginning of the tech disruption” for… Read More »

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan On The Price Of Gene Therapies: 'It's A Challenge We Have To Solve'

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan at the Forbes Healthcare Summit Thursday in Manhattan.Victoria Engblom In May Novartis announced that it had acquired the gene therapy pioneer AveXis in a $ 8.7 billion deal, but according to the the Swiss drug giant CEO Vas Narasimhan, he wishes he could have bought the company much earlier. “When I… Read More »