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Kentucky court order unsealed Purdue records in opioid lawsuit

15 Dec 2018

A Kentucky appeals court on Friday rejected Purdue Pharma LP's bid to block the unsealing of records it turned over in a lawsuit by the state alleging it misled consumers about the risks of addiction associated with its opioid OxyContin.

AARP backs Maryland in U.S. Supreme Court drug price law appeal

15 Dec 2018

Advocacy groups, including the AARP, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling declaring a Maryland state law that allows its attorney general to sue generic drugmakers who sharply raise prices on medications unconstitutional.

PharMerica agrees to settle lawsuit alleging drug kickback scheme

14 Dec 2018

Long-term care pharmacy provider PharMerica Corp has tentatively agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit claiming it accepted illegal kickbacks from the drugmaker Organon in exchange for having Medicaid patients use its antidepressant Remeron.

Hospice care provider settles Medicare billing case for $5.9 mln

14 Dec 2018

Hospice care provider SouthernCare Inc will pay $5.86 million to resolve claims it submitted claims for payment to Medicare for services that were unnecessary or not properly documented, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Jury convicts ex-employees of pharmacy in U.S. meningitis outbreak

14 Dec 2018

BOSTON A co-owner and four ex-employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were convicted on Thursday of committing frauds and other illegal activities that helped boost its business before a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to drugs it made.

Opioid maker Insys paid kickbacks to physician assistant, jury hears

13 Dec 2018

CONCORD, N.H. A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative now married to the drugmaker's ex-CEO said on Wednesday she arranged to have a physician assistant in New Hampshire receive kickbacks to prescribe patients its addictive fentanyl spray.

Pennsylvania hospital system, CEO resolve billing probe for $12.5 mln

13 Dec 2018

A Pennsylvania-based hospital system and its chief executive have agreed to pay $12.5 million to resolve allegations that they engaged in a scheme to artificially inflate reimbursements from federal healthcare programs for orthopedic surgeries.

Edwards owes Boston Scientific $35 mln in heart valve patent case - jury

13 Dec 2018

A federal jury in Delaware has ordered medical device maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp to pay $35 million after finding a heart valve replacement system it makes infringes a patent held by rival Boston Scientific Corp.

Doctor pleads guilty after patient overdoses on Insys-made opioid

12 Dec 2018

A Nevada doctor has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing a fentanyl-based pain spray made by Insys Therapeutics Inc that was meant for cancer patients to a state court judge who did not have the disease and later died of an overdose after using the powerful opioid.

Physician assistant faces U.S. trial over Insys opioid kickbacks

12 Dec 2018

Dec 12 A former physician assistant is set to face trial in New Hampshire on Wednesday over charges he accepted kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray the drugmaker produced.

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