Allegations by Pfizer's whistleblower
Question Authority: "You have accused Pfizer of illegally premarketing an unapproved drug, using the sales force. I guess you refer to FDA rules for promotion of an investigational new drug. According to those rules, a sponsor shall not represent in a promotional context that an investigational new drug is safe or effective for the purposes for which it is under investigation or otherwise promote the drug. The rules also state that the intent is to preclude commercialization of the drug before it is approved for commercial distribution. Is this what Pfizer did?"
Jane Roe: "Yes they did say that over and over again because Glaxo's CCR5 was such a toxic drug and was dc'd earlier last year. It was really about the commercialization of the drug which means using the sales force to soften the market, market prep, you know the drill."