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Pharmaceutical Firm to Pay Huge Fines: Bolar...

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Pharmaceutical Firm to Pay Huge Fines: Bolar Pharmaceutical Co. agreed to plead guilty to selling adulterated and mislabeled generic medicine and to pay more than $10 million in fines. Bolar of Copiague, N.Y., said it will also admit to obstructing a Food and Drug Administration investigation and lying to investigators. A 20-count criminal information filed in Baltimore federal court charged Bolar with substituting brand-name blood pressure medicine for its own hypertension drug, triamterene-hydrochlorothiazide, during testing.


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