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Four Drug Companies Settle False Claims Act Case for $124 Mil.

On October 19, 2009, the Department of Justice announced that four pharmaceutical manufacturers, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, UDL Laboratories, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical settled claims brought against them under the False Claims Act for $124 million.  The case alleged that the companies misclassified “innovator” drugs as “non-innovator” drugs and underpaid quarterly rebates owed to state Medicaid programs.  The case was brought by Ven-A-Care, a Key West, Florida company who will receive $10,787,392 for their efforts.

A copy of the DoJ press release is available here.  For information on The Employment Law Group® law firm’s False Claims Act Practice, please click here.

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