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EU reviewing Roche reporting

LONDON — Europe’s top drug regulator said Tuesday it is taking action against pharmaceutical giant Roche for allegedly failing to properly report the side effects of 19 drugs being used by US patients.

It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has begun a so-called infringement proceeding against a drug maker. European regulations lay out numerous requirements for pharmaceuticals, including reporting suspected side effects and submitting such cases to officials.

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