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Category Archives: Drug & Cosmetic Law

Healthcare Fraud Case Results in $491 Million Settlement

On July 30, 2013, Pfizer Inc., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, announced its finalized agreement to pay $491 million to the U.S. government in order to resolve accusations that the company and one of its subsidiaries defrauded the U.S. healthcare system.  Under the settlement, Pfizer will pay $257 million in order to resolve …

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U.S. Medical Oncology Practice Sentenced for Use and Medicare Billing of Cancer Drugs Intended for Foreign Markets

In a June 28, 2013 news release by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, in San Diego, it was reported that a La Jolla, California medical oncology practice pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a $500,000 fine, forfeit $1.2 million in gross proceeds received from the Medicare program, …

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