DOJ sues Walmart nationwide for dispensing controlled substances to pharmacies through prescription opioid crisis

The Department of Justice has filed a nation-wide lawsuit against Walmart unlawfully dispensed controlled substances from pharmacies it operated across the country and unlawfully distributed controlled substances to those pharmacies throughout the height of the prescription opioid crisis. The complaint alleges that this unlawful conduct resulted in hundreds of thousands of violations of the Controlled...
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Sanofi charged in Depakine epilepsy drug that causes birth defects and impedes neurological development in pregnant patients.

The Global pharma company Sanofi has been formally charged over Depakine, a  therapy for epilepsy that causes birth defects and impedes neurological development when taken during pregnancy. The compound sodium valproate was deemed to cause neurodevelopmental risks emerged. In 2015, authorities recommended that practitioners should no longer prescribe the treatment for women of childbearing...
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U.S. Government joins healthcare fraud suit against Omnicare and CVS for billing invalid prescriptions to elderly and disabled

[T]he United States has filed a civil healthcare fraud lawsuit against OMNICARE, INC., and its parent company, CVS HEALTH CORPORATION.  The Government’s Complaint seeks damages and civil penalties under the False Claims Act for fraudulently billing federal healthcare programs for hundreds of thousands of non-controlled prescription drugs dispensed based on stale, invalid...

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Pharmacy Plus Specialty pays $10 million to resolve Medicare fraud False Claims Act case for medications billed despite no medical need

Pharmacy Plus and Pharmacy Plus Specialty (collectively, Jewish Hospital), of Louisville, Kentucky, have agreed to pay $10,101,132 to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims to the Medicare program, the Department of Justice has announced. “Healthcare providers will be held accountable...
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