All Anti-Kickback Statute articles

  • PlugEarsMoney

    Sutter Health ignores compliance, pays $30M in whistleblower suit


    Sutter Health will pay $30.5 million in a lawsuit alleging fraud and kickbacks after reports from a compliance officer-turned-whistleblower went ignored, and that’s not the only compliance trouble the healthcare services provider faces.

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Avanir to pay $116M for engaging in kickback scheme


    Avanir Pharmaceuticals will pay a combined $116 million in civil and criminal penalties for paying kickbacks to a physician to induce prescriptions of its drug Nuedexta, the Department of Justice announced.

  • JusticeDepartment

    Allscripts $145M settlement indicative of broader enforcement trend


    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has reached a $145 million agreement in principle with the DOJ to resolve civil and criminal investigations into violations of HIPAA and anti-kickback laws.

  • pills

    Novartis sets aside $700M in kickback case


    Swiss pharmaceutical drug maker Novartis announced it has set aside $700 million for a potential settlement in a long-running lawsuit over allegations that the company paid hundreds of millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors to induce them into prescribing drugs to patients to boost their sales.

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Astellas, Amgen to pay $124.75M for False Claims Act violations


    Pharmaceutical companies Astellas and Amgen will pay a total of $124.75 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by illegally paying the Medicare co-pays for their own high-priced drugs.

  • Covidien

    Covidien to pay $17.5M for False Claims Act violations


    Covidien has agreed to pay $17.5 million for violations of the False Claims Act by providing free or discounted practice development and market development support to physicians in California and Florida to induce purchases of Covidien products, the Department of Justice announced.

  • Blog post

    Tenet Healthcare to pay $513M in kickback settlement


    Tenet Healthcare and several of its subsidiaries today agreed to pay more than a combined $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to pay kickbacks in return for patient referrals. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

  • Blog post

    Olympus to pay $623.2 million for kickback scheme


    Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Olympus, will pay $623.2 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors and hospitals—the largest total amount paid in U.S. history for violations involving the Anti-Kickback Statute by a medical device ...