Category: Pharmaceuticals

29 States Collect $151 Million from McKesson For Overcharging Medicaid

On July 27, 2012, it was announced that the McKesson Corporation agreed to pay $151 million to 29 states to settle allegations that the company artificially raised Medicaid drug prices, resulting in excess charging for prescription medications.  More specifically, it was alleged that McKesson provided inflated prescription-drug information for a wide variety of brand-name drugs and the knowledge that the information would be given to First DataBank,

GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $3 Billion In Largest U.S. Healthcare Fraud Settlement

The Justice Department announced on Monday, July 2, 2012 that GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion in settlements and to plead guilty to criminal charges related to its branding, safety disclosures and price reporting of several drugs.  This is the largest fraud settlement in U.S. history to date.

GlaxoSmithKline will pay $1.8 billion to resolve criminal and civil liabilities for off-label marketing,

Philadelphia Inquirer Article On The False Claims Act

There was a great article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, June 14, 2012.  David Sell, who covers the pharmaceutical industry for The Inquirer’s Business Department, wrote about the False Claims Act and Acting Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery’s speech at the American Bar Association’s Ninth National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement.

McKesson Corp. Pays U.S. More Than $190 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, Stuart F. Delery, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division; New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman; and Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the McKesson Corporation has agreed to pay the United States a $190 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act.

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