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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 »

Novartis could settle for $1B as part of federal kickback lawsuit: report

Six years after federal prosecutors first targeted Novartis for an alleged kickback scheme involving $ 10,000 dinners and fishing trips for doctors, signs pointed to the Swiss drugmaker finally having its day in court. Now, it looks like that may not happen. Novartis could be approaching a billion-dollar settlement with the U.S. government as part… Read More »

Democrats Fight Back Against Lawsuit Threatening Health Law

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Democrats on Thursday officially launched their pushback against a December federal court decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. A group of 17 Democratic state attorneys general formally appealed the Dec. 14 decision in Texas v. U.S. issued by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor.… Read More »