Government Pharma Investigations Target Pricing, Opioids, Trade Practices
While DOJ probes have declined in last few years, 13 of top 25 pharma companies are dealing with ongoing inquiries of marketing and pricing practices.
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Justices cite changing circumstances, constitutional concerns in preventing government from seeking dismissal of a case in which it initially declined to intervene. They also question whether government should intervene before moving to dismiss.
Pharma Could Face Fewer False Claims Act Suits If Supreme Court Concurs With Government
High court is to determine whether the government can dismiss an FCA complaint after initially declining to take it on. In recent years, the government has dismissed numerous qui tam suits against pharma companies in which it did not intervene.
Novartis To Make Its Medical Education Programs Virtual Under DOJ Settlement
Two settlements totaling $729m resolve kickback claims related to speaker programs and copay charities; Novartis will limit payments to healthcare professionals for providing medical education under a new corporate integrity agreement.