Kentucky Receives $600,000 in Pharmaceutical Settlement

Kentucky has received a $600,000 settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturers through fraudulent marketing practices which included bribing doctors to prescribe the high-priced cancer drug, Lupron, as declared by Attorney General Greg Stumbo.

The Attorney General’s Office previously recovered an additional $503,256 from TAP on behalf of the Kentucky Medicaid Program.

Both settlements arise out of illegal and improper marketing and sales practices on the part of TAP to induce doctors to prescribe the cancer drug Lupron.

In order to induce doctors to prescribe Lupron, TAP deliberately and falsely overstated the average wholesale price of Lupron and provided free samples of Lupron to doctors with instructions to them regarding how to falsely bill Medicaid, Medicare and other third-party payers for the free samples.

Link [news.communitypress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060525/NEWS01/605250510/1079/Local]

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