Japan to take ‘strict action’ against Bayer over patient-data scandal

Ed Silverman reports:

The Japanese government intends to take “strict action” against Bayer after the drug maker acknowledged three employees “inappropriately” accessed patient data as part of a plan to promote its Xarelto blood thinner, according to Pharma Japan. In response, Bayer executives will voluntarily return 10 percent of their salaries for three months for failing to properly oversee employees.

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Have you ever seen American executives voluntarily returning 10% of their salaries for failing to properly oversee employees?   If so, let me know what breach/company it was, please, because I can’t recall any offhand.

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