Merck Settles Massachusetts Medicaid Fraud Allegations for $24 Million—Total Recovery Now $47 Million

Merck & Co, Inc., the second largest drug manufacturer in the nation, agreed to pay $24 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to settle allegations that it knowingly reported inflated drug prices to the Massachusetts Medicaid program.  The $24 million settlement is the largest single payment made to the Commonwealth for any one Medicaid fraud case in the state’s history, and comes as part of a suit filed against thirteen drug manufacturers over inflated drug prices that has led to the recovery over $47 million for the Commonwealth.

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