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Lawsuit: Drugmaker improperly used charity to pay kickbacks

Federal prosecutors say a pharmaceutical firm improperly used a charity to pay kickbacks that subsidized Medicare patients’ copayment obligations, allowing the firm to keep raising prices for the drug. The suit filed Wednesday claims the scheme was designed to enable Mallinckrodt to raise the price of Acthar from $ 50 to $ 32,000. The drug… Read More »

J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – A unit of Johnson & Johnson will pay $ 360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The Johnson and Johnson logo is seen at an office building in Singapore… Read More »