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US government threatens Novo Nordisk with fine for discount program violations

The Danish pharmaceutical company, among others, is in non-compliance with US law and thus risks penalty, say US health authorities.

Photo: Novo Nordisk Pharmatech/PR

Novo Nordisk and five other pharmaceutical companies have sued the US government – they argue the US discount system is poorly implemented in several US hospitals, driving uppatient costs.

The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) now responds by threatening a fine of USD 5,000 (DKK 31,741) per violation of the discount program in question, Danish business daily Børsen reports.

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