A $300 million False Claims Act settlement, a 5 year Corporate Integrity Agreement, and a criminal guilty plea to obstruction of justice and other charges by a drug company that allegedly illegally marketed several drugs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor drugs or SSRI) with serious side effects that it knew were not approved by the FDA to treat depression in children and adolescents; used high pressure sales tactics with physicians to get them to prescribe these drugs and paid the doctors cash and other kickbacks disguised as grants or consulting fees, expensive meals and lavish entertainment.
A $45 million payment, a 5 year Corporate Integrity Agreement, and a criminal guilty plea by a pharmaceutical manufacturer involving off-label marketing of a steroid drug with dangerous side effects.
A $38 million settlement alleging that a drug company paid kickbacks to physicians to induce them to write drug prescriptions for patients who had heart conditions, fibromyalgia, or dementia.
A $35 million settlement and a guilty plea by a drug company that allegedly misled patients and physicians about the intended uses of a drug designed to treat patients with a rare disorder that negatively impacted their cholesterol levels.
A $26 million settlement involving a Medicare Managed Care contractor that failed to provide required screening, assessment and case management for adults, and children with special health care needs and submitted false data to a cash-strapped state Medicaid program to avoid penalties.
A nearly $20 million settlement involving an oncology provider for alleged fraudulent billing for medically unnecessary urine tests involving bladder cancer and for paying doctors bonuses to order these tests.
A $12 million settlement in just under 9 months—from the filing of the case to settlement—involving a physician and a cancer center that allegedly billed for radiation oncology services that were not medically necessary for the patient, were not properly supervised by doctors, or were upcoded—a practice in which the provider bills for procedures that are paid at a higher rate when, in fact, those procedures were not actually performed.
An $8 million dollar settlement involving a radiology center that allegedly gave patients an intravenous chemical called contrast dye during MRI scans without proper physician supervision and paid doctors kickbacks for referring patients for medical procedures.
A $7 million dollar settlement involving a hospital that allegedly submitted Medicare claims for fraudulent oncology services.