Swiss drugmakers not contacted by China after GlaxoSmithKline probe - (Interactive Investor via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Novartis and Roche said Wednesday they are not aware of any investigations by Chinese authorities in light of the ongoing probe in GlaxoSmithKline over alleged bribery, as reported in Interactive Investor.
  • "We have not been contacted by Chinese authorities on this matter," Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez remarked.
  • A Roche spokesman said "we are not aware of any anti-corruption probes in China against Roche. We are committed to ensure the same high standards of compliance for all Roche employees worldwide."

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