It was four days before Christmas when a major, multimillion-dollar settlement was announced in a California healthcare fraud whistleblower lawsuit involving alleged kickbacks and other incentives to doctors in exchange for additional business
The Insurance Commissioner for the State of California announced the $23.2 million state settlement on December 21.
The whistleblower healthcare fraud lawsuit against Warner Chilcott was brought in 2012 by three former employees of the pharmaceutical firm. The lawsuit was brought amidst allegations that Warner Chilcott induced doctors to write prescriptions to patients for medications manufactured and marketed by the defendant – over other manufacturers – in an effort to gain a competitive advantage that was deemed, following an investigation, to be illegal.
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