This week, we asked a pharmacist, “Is it ok for kaiser permanenten to sell the brand, because it was allegedly used in sexual harassment?”
Kaiser permanentenergies brand was pulled off shelves last week in the wake of the recent scandal surrounding the pharmaceutical company.
The brand, which is owned by a subsidiary of Pfizer, was one of several brands on sale across India at the time.
The company was also accused of paying a $20,000 bribe to a top government official to keep the brand on the shelves.
The Indian government announced the suspension of the sale of Kaiser temporaryen and other generic drugs, including one brand of medication that was used in the alleged sexual harassment scandal.
The suspension has now been extended to all generic medicines.
The move comes as a result of a complaint from a woman who claimed that the brand was used to harass her in the name of her husband, the health minister, Pramod Mahajan.
“There is nothing to substantiate the allegations against kaiser temporarye, they have no basis,” a pharmacy employee told Breitbart News.
“I do not believe that the government would ever sanction a brand in this manner.”
The decision to remove the brand from shelves comes just a few weeks after the Indian government also announced a $2.6 million payment to a man accused of abusing a female worker.
The woman who filed the complaint, however, told The Indian Express that she does not believe the company paid the bribe to keep her husband’s name off the generic drugs.
“They [Kaiser Permanenten] have a good reputation, and they will continue to sell generic drugs,” the employee said.
“The government will continue working on this.
We will continue with our business and we will fight this.”
As the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations continued to unfold, the company faced scrutiny in the media.
A New York Times article reported that the company was forced to pay more than $100 million to a woman named “Vicky,” after she sued for defamation.
Vicky, a mother of three from India, filed the lawsuit against the company for allegedly failing to protect her from the abusive treatment she was subjected to.
The article also claimed that Vicky received “repeated verbal threats” from the company, which she said was the result of “an attempt to silence her voice.”
The company also denied the claims, saying it would be the first time the brand had ever been removed from its shelves.