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AmerisourceBergen to pay $625M over illegally repackaged drugs

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 2, 2018

AmerisourceBergen and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $625 million to resolve its civil liability to the United States under the False Claims Act for causing false claims for the drugs it repackaged to be submitted to federal health care programs.  

Last year, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, pled guilty to illegally distributing misbranded drugs and agreed to pay $260 million to resolve criminal liability for its distribution of these drugs from a facility that was not registered with the Food and Drug Administration. Under the settlement terms announced Oct. 1, AmerisourceBergen Corporation will pay $581.8 million, plus accrued interest to the federal government, and $43.2 million, plus accrued interest to state Medicaid programs.

“The $885 million combined civil and...

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