Gilead Ordered to Produce Database Info Concerning Salesperson Visits in HIV Drugs Case

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SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal magistrate judge has ordered Gilead Sciences Inc. to produce database information concerning visits its salespeople made to healthcare providers, ruling it is relevant to claims that the company failed to adequately warn of the risks posed by its HIV drugs.

In a Dec. 17 order, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rejected Gilead’s argument that the salesperson and health care provider depositions alone can provide that information.

“Under Gilead’s proposal, a salesperson’s vague memory as to how many visits the salesperson made to a …


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