At a court hearing on November 24, 2020, a bankruptcy judge approved a settlement entered in late October between Purdue Pharma L.P. (“Purdue”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), under which Purdue Pharma L.P. plead guilty in New Jersey... Read More
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On November 20, 2020, the Trump administration announced plans to scrap the Medicare Part D “rebate safe harbor,” which currently permits insurance middlemen called Pharmacy Benefits Managers (“PBMs”) to charge manufacturers substantial fees... Read More
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U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District of Georgia recently charged the operator of a durable medical equipment company with conspiring to pay kickbacks to physicians in exchange for obtaining DME orders. This action reaffirms the Department of... Read More
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On November 15, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement in excess of $46 million with a number of California hospitals and affiliated medical practices. The basis for the action by the DOJ related to a variety of financial... Read More
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