Johnson & Johnson fined 25 million euros by French competition watchdog

Johnson & Johnson fined 25 million euros by French competition watchdog

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo
PARIS: France's competition authority said on Wednesday it had fined U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros (US$29.62 million) relating to a case involving the pain killer product durogesic.Durogesic is sold as a skin patch to control on-going moderate to severe pain. Because it contains opioid fentanyl, misusage can lead to death by overdose.Officials at Johnson & Johnson could not be immediately reached for comment.(Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Dominique Vidalon)
Source: Reuters
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