Sunday, November 05, 2006

Private eye gave fake prescription, court hears

The Norvascgate trail continues in Hamilton. It's an intriguing story. Private investigators were hired by Pfizer to pass fake prescriptions to see what they would receive. I'm not sure why Pfizer went in this direction -- why didn't they go to the authorities?

From the Hamilton Spectator:
A private investigator who posed as a new customer with high-blood pressure told Ontario Court she presented a bogus drug prescription to staff of the King West Pharmacy.

Violet Viglasky was then with IPSA International, which was hired by Pfizer Products Inc. in May 2005 to investigate a Hamilton pharmacist suspected of selling counterfeit cardiac drugs. ...more

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