22 Feb 2014 02:02

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Prosecutors Raid Novartis Office in Tokyo

Raid Part of Criminal Investigation

Updated Feb. 19, 2014 6:04 a.m. ET

TOKYO—Japanese prosecutors raided the Tokyo office of Novartis AG on Wednesday, as part of a criminal investigation into whether a unit of the Swiss drug giant violated the law by releasing misleading advertising for one of its drugs.

The move came after health regulators in January filed a criminal complaint with Tokyo prosecutors against Novartis. They alleged that the company misled consumers through advertisements that used...

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